Head coach of Go Round FC of Omoku, Ngozi Elechi believes his side deserved “something better” for their Nigeria Professional Football League match day 11 performance against Kano Pillars on Sunday.
The Omoku side showed resilience in character and held Pillars to a goalless draw at half time but eventually stumbled to a 2-0 defeat at the Sanni Abacha stadium.
A second half penalty by Al-Hassan Ibrahim and a late goal by leading top scorer Junior Lokosa condemned the Elechi led team to their second consecutive defeat on the road.
In the wake of the defeat, coach Ngozi Elechi expressed his satisfaction with the officiating this time and believes his side gave their all but were just unlucky to have surrendered all three points.
“Honestly, we don’t deserve to lose,” said a crestfallen Elechi to journalists at the end of the match. “We were just unlucky and there was nothing more we could do about it. We now have to work more and at this level, we are not far away from getting results on the road. And I must commend the officials as well, they were outstanding and didn’t give us any cause for alarm.”
Despite their inability to pick points on the road so far this season and as they sit deep in the red zone with 10 points from 10 matches – with a home game at hand against Plateau United, Elechi remains optimistic about the team’s ambition of remaining in the topflight.
He added: “We have a character and we’ve been able to show it on home and away grounds. The margin of our results show we are not struggling and we stand a good chance of winning games as much as we want. We just have to work more and I’m confident we will keep our topflight status at the end of the season.”
Go Round’s next fixture is a home game against Sunshine Stars of Akure on match day 12.