NPFL: Ugbade rues inexperience in Remo Stars

By TUNDE SHAMSUDEEN
Technical Adviser Remo Stars Football Club, Nduka Ugbade, has blamed lack of experience for his side lacklustre performance in the Nigeria Professional Football League, reports Sportstalkafrica.com.

The former MFM gaffer while speaking after his team’ 3-1 defeat to Nasarawa United on Wednesday stated that the game shows the difference between players who have played in the elite league for sometime and players who have never gotten the opportunity to play in the NPFL.

“I am very satisfied with my boys with the way they played because in situations where you expect high performance and you play against high profile teams in the NPFL, you won’t expect any other result but scorelines like 6-nil or 8-nil and for my boys to be able to come back from a goal down to 1-1 before the error of the goals then it is an impressive thing for me and each individual of the team.

“The match was wonderful but you can see the difference between experienced players who have played in the league before and players who have never gotten the opportunity of playing in the NPFL before now.

“Though, we dominated and dictated the game with lots of energy, I believe the maturity problem will improve game-in game-out with intelligence. We will learn from our mistakes.

“If you look critically to the game science, you will see that Nasarawa United players are big body wise, they can compete more at the highest level but our players are smaller. The body mass affected us, they moved the ball very well with experience but our lads lack confidence because of inexperience in the game.

“The players lack experiences, most of them have never tasted the league before and I know with time they will improve.

Speaking ahead of Sunday home game against Elkanemi Warriors, he is upbeat his team will pick the maximum points on Sunday evening at the Gateway Stadium Stadium, Sagamu.

“We will correct all the mistakes from our last match, and I’m very sure we will pick the maximum points against Elkanemi Warriors, because I know we will get it right.”


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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
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