Ogbeide pleased with point at Akure, says Lobi are potential champions


Lobi Stars Coach, Solomon Ogbeide is quite content to make do with the point picked up by his side in their matchday 19 encounter against Sunshine Stars in Akure.

Former Sunshine Stars player, Samad Kadri came off the bench to give Lobi Stars the lead in the 89th minute but a late rally by the home team saw 19 year old midfielder, Jide Fatokun head home in the second minute of added time to rescue a point for his team.

As expected Ogbeide was the happier manager in contrast to his opposite number Henry Abiodun at the end of the game.

The Lobi boss was beaming with optimism while he fielded questions after the game.

“Three things happen in a football match: you either draw, lose or win, one of them happened; we picked a draw,” said Ogbeide.

“Though I would have loved us to pick the three points, we got a draw at away and it is good for our aspiration.”

On the other hand, Sunshine coach Henry Abiodun was visibly disappointed with the result as he rued his side’s luck in a game they dominated and called for the same fair officiating experienced on the day when both sides clash again on Matchday 20.

“Lobi are league toppers, so you expect them to come here and do well, but then, we dominated the game for 90 minutes.

“This is the kind of game you say to Lobi and Sunshine Stars; luck and football happened! We wanted a win but kudos to the boys for coming back from a late goal.

“My boys played well and we will build on that. All I am asking for now is a repeat of this officiating in Makurdi,” Abiodun stated.

Solomon Ogbeide who is however already dreaming of Lobi winning the league title, says his side will remain invincible at home to maintain their title push.

“Well I am very optimistic our home (Aper Aku) is a fortress and we are potential champions, so we won’t lose any point at home,” Ogbeide concluded.

The 2017/18 Nigeria Professional Football League Season heads into the mid season break following matchday 19 even as some teams will still honour rescheduled fixtures to balance the first stanza.

The second stanza is slated to resume on May 6.


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