Makinwa blame fatigue for ABS defeat to Rangers


Head Coach Abubakar Bukola Saraki FC, Henry Makinwa, have attributed their Week 11 Nigeria Professional Football League defeat to Rangers International Football Club on fatigue.

The Ilorin based team lost the match played at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium by a lone goal scored by Daniel Etor in the 36th minute.

Speaking after the game, Makinwa, said the fatigue suffered by the team was responsible for the defeat, because his boys did not display the true spirit of ABS FC people are used to.

“We played very bad, this is not ABS everybody knows. The reason was because we played against a better team, they played better than us.

“Fatigue affected us, tiredness too, we played on Sunday and made over 700 kilometres of journey to play here, but that was not the major reason, the fact remains we played a better side that outclassed us in every departments and I accept it,” Makinwa said.

He said he will be going home to restrategise again and correct some of the mistakes noticed in the game.

Also speaking after the game, midfielder, Abubakar Chindo, agreed with his coach that they played a better side.

Chindo said the result was an unfortunate one because they came to win or at least pick a draw in Enugu.

The former Kogi United player said his team is targeting the league title or at least a top four finish.

ABS FC will now lock horns with Katsina United on Sunday in Ilorin.

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