TheNews Gave Us A Good Fight –Arinze


Segun Arinze, National President of Actors Guild of Nigeria.

President of Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Segun Arinze, has confessed that The News/P.M.  News football team gave them a good fight in the friendly match played last friday at the  FIFA Legacy Astro turf at the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Segun Arinze

Arinze, who captained his team in the 1-1 match, commended their opponents for their  performance saying that they were determined and focused throughout the encounter.

“Frankly speaking, The News/P.M. News gave us a good fight. We worked hard before we got  our equaliser in the last minute. This is to tell you that our opponents prepared well  for the match,” said Arinze, who was substituted in the 15th minute of play.

TheNews Coach, Babajide Kolade Otitoju, said he was disappointed with the late minute  equaliser against his team, adding that his team would have won the game.

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“We would have scored two or three goals in the first half but my players  played to the  gallery. We are ready for a rematch if they want us again and I strongly believe that AGN  will fall if we meet again,” said Otitoju, who lamented that lack of good strikers denied  them of winning the match.

Team Manager of TheNews, David Odey, believed that the team would have won the match but  noted that his team lacked aggressive strikers. He commended both teams for their good  display, saying that he would be happy if AGN come for  a return leg at Ikeja.

“We are not afraid of AGN for a rematch. I think the return leg should be our home ground  at Ikeja. It was unfortunate that we did not win the match despite our performance in the  second half,” he said.

—By Sunday Akintoye

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