Sunday, July 2, 2017 10:10 pm
An 89th minute goal by Sunday Anthony on Sunday gave victory to hosts El-Kanemi Warriors Football Club of Maiduguri over visiting Plateau United FC of Jos.
In the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Match Day 27 fixture played at the El-Kanemi Sports Centre in Maiduguri, the visitors had held on to the game by adopting defensive tactics.
But Anthony’s last minute header found its way into the net to put paid to all that.
At the end of the match, both teams’ handlers expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the game.
“It was a difficult game but we thank our fans who stood by us throughout the match.
“Everybody here can see from their reaction that they are happy with us,” Ladan Bosso, the El-Kanemi coach, said at the post-match conference.
Coach Kennedy Boboye of Plateau United, on his part, described the match as tactical.
“It was a nice game. My boys played to instructions, and if that probably have caused us the goal, so be it,” he said.
Boboye however expressed dissatisfaction with the officiating of the match.
“I think we should scale up the level of officiating in our league matches,” he said.