Reactions have followed the Matchday six Oriental Derby involving two continental contingents, FC IfeanyiUbah and Rangers International FC in Nnewi on Sunday.
Speaking to journalists after the game, the coach of the visiting Enugu Rangers expressed his displeasure with the outcome of the game. He suggested that his team were shortchanged after putting in a lot of hard work.
“The team played very well, we deserve more points than we got but I think this is a shame for football. People are working to move the game forward but a lot of people are also working to move the game back to the dark days and that is disgraceful”.
“We played very well, we deserved more than we got. I don’t know why the referee disallowed our goal in the first half. It is so painful when you do so much yet get shortchanged”
“I feel for my team they deserve respect for what they did today. Rangers did not lose today, football and the NPFL lost”, the League title winning Coach concluded.
FC IfeanyiUbah defeated Rangers International FC at Nnewi courtesy of a Prince Aggrey goal from the penalty spot to put the defending champions in a more precarious position after a contrasting start to the season.
Both teams will be exonerated from League action this week as they will be competing in the continental stage this weekend.