We Must Give Credit to Akwa United, They Deserve to Win Us – Enyimba Coach Finidi George

We Must Give Credit to Akwa United, They Deserve to Win Us – Enyimba Coach Finidi George
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Enyimba Football Club’s head coach, Finidi George, has expressed disappointment after his team’s defeat in a Nigerian Premier Football League (NPFL) match against Akwa United. We Must Give Credit to Akwa United, They Deserve to Win Us – Enyimba Coach Finidi George

Despite Enyimba’s aspirations to climb to the top of the table, they suffered a 3-1 loss to Akwa United at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, Footballrover reports.

Akwa United, determined to escape the relegation zone, displayed so much willpower and strength early in the game, securing a lead through David Phillip’s seventh-minute strike.

Sani Suleiman extended their lead to 2-0 in the 51st minute, putting Enyimba under pressure.

Although Chijioke Mbaoma’s penalty goal in the 72nd minute offered a glimmer of hope for Enyimba, Suleiman’s second goal dashed their comeback hopes.

Coach Finidi George voiced his frustration with Akwa United’s time-wasting tactics, particularly highlighting the delays caused by ball boys holding onto match balls.

What I didn’t like is the fact that when you are winning, the balls disappear; Akwa United is bigger than that,” the coach said.

He emphasised the need for professionalism and suggested that Akwa United employ alternative strategies, such as possession football, to maintain their advantage.

Akwa United needs to be better on that because if other teams do the same to them, they won’t be happy,” he said. 

Despite his disappointment with the loss, Finidi acknowledged Akwa United’s deserving victory, conceding that they outplayed Enyimba on the field.

Akwa United deserved to win; we must give them that credit,” he said. 

The defeat resulted in Enyimba dropping to fifth place in the NPFL standings, while Akwa United climbed to 17th place.

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