Monday, February 22, 2016 11:31 am
Newly appointed Technical Adviser of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, Kadiri Ikhana, has appealed to the fans of the club to be patient with him after he lost his first game of the season.
Ikhana tasted defeat in his first match with Oluyole Warriors in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) on Sunday as 15th minute goal from Kingsley Eduwo ensured that Lobi Stars of Markudi ran away with three points at Adamasingba Stadium in Ibadan.
After the match, Ikhana who handled Enyimba FC of Aba to win the league last season admonished the vociferous fans of Ibadan, Oyo State-based team to be patient with him, saying that the season just started.
“We paid dearly for not converting our chances. But, we shall work on our lapses before the next game against Enyimba. I know them very well and for Lobi to win here, we can beat Enyimba too,” he declared.
Coach of the visitng team, Lobi Stars, Godwin Uwua said that his team were lucky to have picked the maximum points at 3SC, adding that the victory would be a moral booster for his team starting the season on a winning note.
“We were lucky and this win is a moral booster, but we still need to work hard to consolidate on the victory,” he said.
Eduwo had capitalised on the 3SC’s defensive mixed up to register the only goal for Lobi Stars in the 15th minute, and Uwua’s team defended that lone goal throughout the remaining 75th minutes of the encounter.