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[Nigeria] NPFL: We Were Unlucky Against Delta Force- Abubakar Arikya


The new technical adviser of Nasarawa United Coach Abubakar Arikya has disclosed that the loss at home to Delta Force in their MD 6 fixture of the NPFL was down to ill luck and profligacy from the part of the players.

Nasarawa United should be in an early lead when Abubakar Lawal was clear on goal after rounding Delta Force goalkeeper Sochima Ndukwa but his effort was clear off the line by Pascal Eze.

Nasarawa United came close again when winger back Abdullahi Abubakar rattled the cross bar with an inch perfect shot as the pressure continued to pile up.

Delta Force got a rare opportunity to shot on target when Effimi Nsi was apprehended in front of the danger zone, Enubi Solomon converted the free kick as all effort by Nasarawa United to get into the game proved abortive.

Speaking after game Technical Adviser, Coach Abubakar Arikya revealed that though the result is not what was expected but the team will definitely get it right as time progresses.

“Nothing happened today just that in the game of football you either win, draw or lose, we accept today’s result and we will go back and correct on lapses discovered”.

he continued, “We lost our chances today, if we had converted our chances especially in the first half the story would had been different”.

On if there the team is under any pressure to deliver, the former Katsina United midfielder disclosed.

“We are definitely under serious pressure as the result is not good for the team so we have to work on the players so as for positive results to start pouring in for the team’.

On the team’s next game against Sunshine Stars.

“Anything can happen in Akure, we can go and win there, we drew in Uyo against Akwa United then it is possible to pull a win against Sunshine stars at their backyard, he concluded”.

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