Kano Pillars Coach Blames Poor Officiating for 3-1 Defeat in Senegal
Kano Pillars gaffer, Lionel Emmanuel Soccia, has blamed poor officiating for the 3-1 defeat suffered by his lads in their last weekend CAFCC campaign against ASC Jaraaf of Senegal.
The Frenchman, while reacting to the defeat inflicted on his tutored Kano side, who surrendered an early 0-1 lead to fall 3-1 to their host at Estade Demba Diop in Dakar cited poor officiating as the cause of the defeat.
Soccia alleged that the centre referee in the match made calls that were questionable, fingering out the award of the second goal against his side as a devastating call the ruined the moral of his men.
He praised his side for what he said was an organized display and gallantry, noting that the game in the second half could have gone in favor of either side.
He said that the team would stage a comeback next weekend when Jaraaf come calling in Nigeria to honour scheduled return leg encounter.
He added that his objective is to advance Kano Pillars to the next stage of the tourney, and expressed confidence that the objective would be achieved.
The coach further averred that his side would apply a comprehensive attacking tactics to dislodge the Senegalese and deliver the two goals superiority required to advance Kano Pillars to the next stage.
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