My players underrated Abia Warriors –Ikhana

Kano Pillars head coach, Kadiri Ikhana, has attributed his team’s 3-0 loss to Abia Warriors at the weekend to his players’ overconfidence during the game.

Speaking with, the former Enyimba coach said his team had no reason to lose the match at the Umuahia Township Stadium.

“We lost to carelessness from my players. We should have got a result here (in Umuahia) but my players felt Abia Warriors were not going to hurt them.

Maybe for some of them, they thought because previous trips to Umuahia had seen Pillars gotten good results.

“You could see the manner we conceded the goals, we played well, but I think it was the second goal that killed the game after a defensive blunder.

Abia Warriors took their chances when they came, and scored three goals past us,” were the summations Ikhana who departed from the usual style of coaches looking to match officials to blame for their defeats. Interestingly, many coaches and their players pointed to the pitch as not good for football and often heap the blame for their defeat on the playing surface.

That too was dismissed by Ikhana as he insisted that any good side could win on any turf.

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