Poor officiating was responsible for our one all draw against visiting Sunshine FC , in Match day 16 in the Nigeria Professional Football League( NPFL). The Coach of Rivers United FC of Port Harcourt, Stanley Eguma said.
He expressed their preparedness of the game considering the position his team occupied on the log, but admitted that the visitors from Akure were also a good team.
Coach Eguma said this on Sunday in a post match interview, shortly after his side forced the visitors to one all draw at Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt.
“We should have won the game in the first half. But up till now I did not know how that penalty came against us ” he stated.
He explained that playing draw against Sunshine Stars at home is a huge set back for his team, saying that he will go back to drawing board to correct the grey areas in the team.
“We have to talk to our players. The game has come and gone we have to fashion out different ways to approach our next matches.
The game was going on normal until the referee gave them a penalty which I did not understand” he explained.
The technical adviser, noted that football is not Mathematics where the answer will remain same. However, he confirmed that Sunshine Stars is also a good team.
Both goals of the game were scored through a spot kick.
Ossy Martins of United converted the spot kick at the 68th minute, while the Sunshine Stars, Otebeji Ajibola also scored the equaliser through spot kick at 81st minute.
The pride of the state have played 15 matches, won five, draw five,lost five and currently on eight position on the log with 20 points
Earlier, the Head Coach of Sunshine Stars, Kabiru Dogo said his team has lost valuable points at home, adding that struggle will continue until they qualify for super six.