Rising Star coach laments over discrimination in Nigeria football

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The head coach of the Rising Star FC Mr Boye Ogundaru has cried out over the undue preference given to elite coaches in the country by football administrators.

Ogundaru made this assertion when his led team were beaten in a rescheduled Nigeria Nationwide League Division one playoff to Nigeria National League by Kwara Untied Fender team 1-2 at the Goal Project, National Stadium in Abuja on Friday.

While speaking with www.thesportsbay.com after the games, Ogundaru said that a Nigerian coach can only be successful if he belongs to the football ruling caucus in Nigeria.

“ You cannot be a successful coach you must be belong to that football ruling caucus I have never seen a match already won to be replayed again as a coach before” he said.

“Out of the four match played on that same day at Makurdi,it is only our match that was demanded to be replayed, because according to them they said that they was no pre-match meeting which all both teams were at the unveiling at the match jerseys “

“During the games extra four minutes was added but when we got to the board, we were told that we played just 80 minutes “

“After we defeated Ekiti before the games with Kwara, the coach and the manager of the club said that Kwara FC are more knowledgeable of football politics more so than us hence the replay.”

It could be recalled that Rising Star FC defeated Kwara Untied Fender in a controversial game that ended 2-1 in favor of the Akure based club which the organizers of the league requested for a replay of the game

With this victory the Kwara based club is set to play at the Nigeria National League next season.


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