Eguavoen Blames Poor Officiating For Sunshine Defeat To 3SC

Eguavoen Blames Poor Officiating For Sunshine Defeat To 3SC

By Johnny Edward:

Sunshine Stars manager Austin Eguavoen has questioned the officiating in his side’s 1-0 defeat to Shooting Stars Sports Club of Ibadan in Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League game at the Lekan Salami Stadium in Ibadan, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.


Sunshine Stars suffered their 11th defeat of the campaign thanks to an early strike from their former player Ibrahim Ajani in the eighth minute of the encounter.

“It was a good game but we lost. We scored a goal but the referee overruled, it I don’t know why,” former Nigeria coach Eguavoen told Completesportsnigeria.com after the game in Ibadan.

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“These things do happen in football and he (the referee) has the final say. We shall work harder.

“The officiating was poor and unfair, it was the major reason we lost.”


Eguavoen however maintained that his target remains to keep Sunshine Stars in the top division ahead of next season.

“We have to get back to winning ways in our next home game and hopefully nick some points away from home to stay up at the end of the season,” he added.

Sunshine Stars dropped to 17th in the NPFL log with 27 points from 22 games.

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