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NPFL: Why Akwa United Are Struggling — Osho

NPFL: Why Akwa United Are Struggling — Osho

Akwa United head coach Fatai Osho has blamed his team’s poor marksmanship for their struggles in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) this season.

The Promise Keepers have recorded just two wins in 11 outings in the top-flight this season.

The former champions were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Kwara United on Saturday.

Osho reckoned that his side need to bring in new personnel in attack.

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“We have shown overtime that we have a fundamental problem going forward,” Osho told npfl.com.ng.

“You saw it today (against Kwara United). We had chances begging (to be converted) inside the box. These are things we need to correct and also, we will be bringing (new) personnel to that attack. We are not clinical (in the final third). Let us look at the stats of this match and the chances created especially attempts at goal, I mean it is a problem.

“We saw this problem before the season started and we tried to correct it and the management tried to get some players involved and we couldn’t. The big boys in Nigeria football were able to take those boys away from us.

“Also, there was no time to work on bringing desired players. Most of the players we had in our plans we couldn’t secure and that could have made the difference if we had succeeded. We are a team working so hard but going forward we are not the best,” said Osho.

Akwa United have managed to take 11 points from 11 matches which has left them in 17 th position ahead of their trip to the Sani Abacha Stadium, where they will face Kano Pillars on Wednesday, December 6.

By Adeboye Amosu


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