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Rivers United were more matured than 3SC, Ogunbote admits

14 July 2016, 16:05Israel Ojoko

Lagos - Coach of Shooting Stars Sports Club Gbenga Ogunbote has admitted that Rivers United showed more maturity than his side in the Federation Cup Round of 16 tie.

A 3-2 win in penalty shootout ensured the Port Harcourt side book a place in the final eight and consequently throw the Ibadan club out of the competition.

Ogunbote identified experience as the tie breaker in the contest.

Also read: 3SC coach Ogunbote hail fans after win over Nasarawa United

“It was keenly-contested but we need to score. We have one clear chance and if we had scored, it would have made the difference.

“These things however happen in football and there is nothing you can do.

“They showed more maturity than us in the penalty shootout but now, we have to concentrate on avoiding relegation in the (Nigeria Professional Football League),” he said.

Incidentally, 3SC’s next league game is against Rivers United on Sunday at the Yakubu Gowon stadium in Port Harcourt.

News24 reported in June that Ogunbote quit his managerial role at Giwa FC to rejoin Shooting Stars Sports Club.

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