21st October, 2010
Chief Coach of New Generation, Chris Erafez has blasted his players for their poorÂ display against Kosofe Local Council football team 1 in the opening match of theÂ Community Cup played last Saturday.
Kosofe LG 1 forced New Generation to a 2-2 draw in an encounter watched by a scantyÂ crowd at the Anthony Village Sports Centre.
Rasheed Opere and Kareem Bolanrinwa scored the two goals for New Generation in 32thÂ and 67th minutes to take a deserved lead in the half time. Noah Odufu and JideÂ Oluwafisayo replied with a goal apiece for Kosofe LG 1 to level scores before fullÂ time.
Erafez said his players were too confident and lost focus which allowed theirÂ opponents to get their equalising goals at the tail end of the game.
â€œIt was a bad day for me because the players let me down. We deserved to win theÂ match but due to the complacency of our players, they lost the three points atÂ stake,â€ said Erafez, who vowed to overhaul the team before their next game.
In his own remarks, Kosofe LG 1 Captain, Noah Odufu was full of praises for hisÂ teamâ€™s performance and boasted that they will win their next game against FedÂ United.
â€œI am happy that we did not lose our first match against New Generation.We foughtÂ hard and got a point at the end of the match. I believe that our next match will beÂ better,â€ he said
Action continues today as New Generation confront Cruizero FC while InvincibleÂ tackle Junior Striker later in another match.
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