Adamawa United 2-0 Kogi United: Yomi Elijah’s men suffers first league defeat

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Head Coach of Nigeria National League, NNL side, Kogi United, Yomi Godwin Elijah has condemned the manner his team lost 2-0 to Adamawa United in their Week Four duel on Saturday.
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The match played at Atiku Abubakar Stadium in Fufore saw the Confluence state club trailing after seven minutes when Useni Farouk bundled in a goal from a scramble.

The Confluence Boys regained possession immediately and they almost made it count in the 14th minutes when Sanni Idris’ shot went an inch wide from goal.

Destiny Ashadi also missed a seater at an hour mark as Adamawa keeper, Pwadadi came out well to save his last touch.

The introduction of Zadee Blee and Alex Adamu improved the attack of the away side and when it looked like they would get the needed equalizer, they conceded the second goal.

Centre referee Mohammed Mohammed overlooked a glaring offside and aloowed Shehu Abubakar to send keeper Detan Ogundare wide and sealed the victory for home side and also Kogi United’s first defeat of the season.

Elijah who expressed worry on his boys’ finishing instinct noted that a draw would have capped their performance for the game.

“It wasn’t a good result for us, we deserve to pick something from this match as my boys played better and created their own chances, we were just unfortunate to lose,” began the former ABS FC handler.

“It was a balanced game, Adamawa were lucky to get their goals, the first goal was ok but the second to me doesn’t look good as goal, this is not a time for blame games, we will go back home and work to improve on our scoring abilities, Elijah said.

Echoing his coach’s assertions, midfielder Sanni Aloma Idris believed Kogi United were unlucky for the defeat adding that they would bounce back quickly ahead of their next match with a believe to end the season on a high.

Kogi United will host Plateau United in their next match in Lokoja on Saturday.

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