Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Obuh blames defence for loss at 3SC

Sharks' head coach, John Sam Obuh has slammed his defence for last Saturday's 1-2 loss to 3SC in Ibadan.

Obuh said the opening day loss could have been avoided if the defence of the Blue Angels were alert throughout the game.

The Blue Angels capitulated in the last 18 minutes when Talabi Olamakinde and Osagona Ighodaro scored for 3SC after Bright Ejike had put the Obuh's men in front two minutes into the restart.

Obuh also singled out centre-back, Fortune Chukwudi for his error that led to conceding the second goal.

"The first goal we conceded was a clear mistake by the defenders failing to close down the scorer. It was apparent that he was going to shoot the ball and all they needed to do was close him down rather than backtrack, which also blocked the keeper's view.

"The second goal was purely a schoolboy's error. A defender in the calibre of Fortune Chukwudi shouldn't have committed such a blunder close to the goal area," the former Nigerian Under20s coach said.

Sharks will play host to Nigeria Premier League (NPL) newcomers, Jigawa Golden Stars on day two of this season.

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