Yobe Desert Stars coach, Mohammed Babaganaru, has blamed his side’s defeat to struggling Abia Warriors on lack of concentration.
Yobe Desert Stars lost 3-1 to Abia Warriors on Sunday in a thrilling encounter at the Umuahia Township Stadium.
Abia Warriors home ground – Umuahia Township stadium is one of four stadia organisers of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) League management company has deemed unfit for football.
Umuahia Township Stadium has been suspended from hosting #NPFL18 games for two weeks following reports by match officials that the pitch is not in good condition (1)
— League Management NG (@LMCNPFL) February 17, 2018
But the former Kano Pillars and Nasarawa United coach refused to point to the state of the Umuahia Township Stadium as the cause of their defeat.
“I cannot blame our defeat to the Umuahia pitch. This pitch is like our own in Damaturu. We lacked concentration and they capitalized on it,” said Babaganaru.
He also cited that his team did better but by then the game was far from salvaging.
Babaganaru added: “We got better, it was already late and we were 3 goals down and that is a long way out.”