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Ikorodu United blames poor officiating for loss to Wikki

23 May 2016, 16:01

Bauchi - Sam Okpodu, Chief Coach of Ikorodu United FC, has described as poor the officiating by referees who handled his team’s game against hosts Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi.

The Lagos-based side lost 3-0 in the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match Day 19 fixture played on Sunday.

“In spite of the fact that my team did well, the officiating of the match was unimpressive.

“My team had been doing well all long till today, and the poor officiating contributed to our poor performance,’’ Okpodu said during the post-match interview at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi.

He however congratulated Wikki Tourists for their victory.

Also read: Rangers showed class against Ikorodu United - Coach

On his part, Abdullahi Maikaba, the Chief Coach of Wikki Tourists, commended his team for their performance and urged the players to maintain the tempo in subsequent matches.

“I am pleased with the performance of the team, and the officiating aspect too," he said.

Wikki Tourists scored their first goal 11 minutes into the first half through Hamza Tiya.

They scored their second and third goals in the 23rd and 77th minutes through Saidu Abdullahi and Tiya respectively.


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