Kano Pillars coach, Emmanuel Lionel Soccia has blamed the officiating for the ouster of his side from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation Cup after the second leg against ASC JARAAF FC Senegal ended in a goalless draw at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium on Saturday.
Speaking to journalists after the game, Soccia said they suffered bad officiating in both legs of the game.
“The game was successful. Though in the first game poor officiating from two offside goals against us. We deserved two penalties in today’s game and were denied.
“The officiating was bad. If you have a good referee, the game would have been good,” he declared.
He described their opponents in the game as a big team in Africa.mOn his player’s performance, described the first half as rusty for the team.
“The first half not very.good. But they did well in second half,” he said.
In a separate interview, ASC JARAAF FC of Senegal Coach, Malik Daf said that he was satisfied with the draw.
Daf who is also Senegalese U-20 national team coach described Kano Pillars as a big team.
“Kano Pillars have good strong players,” he added.
On the officiating, he described it as good.
In an interview with newsmen, Hajiya Surayya Aminu alias Sai Mama, a board member of Kano Pillars, said that they prayed for victory, but only Almighty Allah knows the best.
“We have seen the errors and we will correct it Insha Allah. I urge all our supporters to take it in good faith,” she added.
It would be recalled that Kano Pillars lost 1-3 to ASC JARAAF in the first leg played in Senegal.