– Kano Pillars boss Soccoia blasts Lobi Stars players for unprofessionalism after Sunday’s NPFL clash
– Austin Ogunye scored the only goal that helped the hosts claim maximum points after the game
– The Frenchman felt disappointed and lashed out at the Ortom Boys for their unprofessionalism
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Kano Pillars were condemned to their third defeat in the Nigeria Professional Football League 2020-21 season by Lobi Stars on Sunday, February 21.
Former MFM FC attacker Austin Ogunye scored the only goal that separates both sides in the early minute of the encounter and the visitors couldn’t respond for the rest of the fixture.
The defeat however means that they are third on the league table with 20 points after 11 rounds of NPFL games this campaign.
However, the Pillars boss Emmanuel Lionel Soccoia while reacting to his side’s defeat at the Aper Aku Stadium insisted that the hosts were just being theatrical almost all through the second half.
The Frenchman claimed the Ortom boys were just falling down easily which was not good for professional football. Soccoia told the media after the meeting that:
“We can’t play football here, in the second half we just played 5 minutes and the rest of the game their players were falling down. That’s no football, we can’t play football like that.
“They got their goal in the fifth minute, played good football but after they (Lobi Players) were falling on the pitch.”
Meanwhile, the victory was the first victory after going five games without a win and they currently sit eighth on the log with 16 points from 11 matches.
Next for Pillars is the home clash against nonperforming Sunshine stars at the Ahmadu Bello stadium.
Legit.ng earlier reported that there were no casualties as the team bus of Nigerian Professional Football League club Kwara United gut fire along the Onitsha-Asaba expressway on Monday morning, February 22.
The incident occurred as the crew were returning to their base in Ilorin after prosecuting their Match Day 11 in Enugu where they lost 1-0 to Rangers on Sunday, February 21.
Players and coaching staff reportedly scrambled out of the vehicle after they discovered fired coming out from underneath the bus.
Oluwatomiwa is a sports editor with Legit.ng. He has over eight years of field and office experience in the media industry. He graduated from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism in 2014 with HND in Mass Communication. Connect with him on Twitter @TomiwaBabalola.