11th February, 2011
Coach of Plateau United, Ndubuisi Nduka, was annoyed with his players for losing many scoring chancesÂ in their rescheduled Nigeria Premier League, NPL, game decided on Tuesday at the Old Parade Ground,Â Abuja.
The pressure continued to mount on embattled Nduka as his side lostÂ again at home to a fired upÂ Sharks FC.
Victor Ezejiâ€™s cold blooded finish condemned the newly promoted side to 1-0 loss and their 8th defeatÂ this season, which has singled them out as one of the biggest candidates for relegation at the end ofÂ the season.
â€œI amÂ tired of saying this every time,Â but if we had converted even half of the chances weÂ createdÂ in all the games we have played this season, we would have been on top of the table,â€ he toldÂ SuperSport.com.
â€œWe always outplay our opponents but our strikers did not live up to expectations. We still have a lotÂ of matches to play and I am confident we will turn things around soon,â€ he said.
Sharks had been thrashed 3-0 in last weekendâ€™s league duel by Warri Wolves, but such a score line wasÂ never on the cards this time around as John Obuhâ€™s men dominated the opening exchanges and came closeÂ on no less than three occasions through Bright Ejike and Victor Ezeji.
Ezeji was to get the winner late on in the game and despite a spirited effort at launching a comeback,Â the homers failed to break down a well-drilled Sharks defence.