Thursday, June 05, 2014

Ogunbote stunned after heavy defeat

Sharks head coach, Gbenga Ogunbote, has admitted being in shock following his team's 1-4 loss at Kano Pillars in a Glo Premier League match on Wednesday.
Ogunbote described the defeat in the hands of Kano Pillars as "scandalous."

Despite the shock, Ogunbote was full of praise for the Nigerian champions for putting up a superb performance.

The Sharks manager now believes the loss at Pillars is an eye-opener for his team.

“The defeat is really shocking. We did not bargain for a draw let alone such scandalous defeat here in Kano,” said Ogunbote after the match on Wednesday.

“I must commend Pillars for playing like champions today (Wednesday). The defeat has shown that we still have a lot to do to achieve our dream of a silverware at the end of the season.”

Kano Pillars head coach, Okey Emordi, on the other hand, expressed delight with their big win.

But the former African Coach of the Year attributed the 4-1 win over table-topping Sharks to lady luck.

He also believed that their early goal scored in the fifth minute of the match by Azeez Shobowale proved decisive in their victory.

“I will say in every facet of life there is an element of luck and I will say luck followed us in this game. We were able to get an early goal that was what helped us,” Emordi said.

Rabiu Ali and Adamu Hassan were the other goalscorers with the latter scoring twice while Christian Pyagbara got Sharks' only goal of the match.

Sharks still remain top of the pile with 30 points and Kano Pillars are second with two points less.

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