Messiah Coach Happy Despite 1-3 Defeat To 36 Lion FC

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Although they lost 1-3 to a Lagos based professional club, 36 Lion FC in a friendly match played recently at FIFA legacy pitch of National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos but Messiah FC Coach, David Dosu said he was satisfied with the players performance.
Dosu in a chat with journalists said apart from result that did not favour them, he was contended with his players’ doggedness, determination and fighting spirit exhibited against their opponents. He said the team played better in the first half but blamed his players for not converting their scoring chances.
“It was a good and tough match for us because 36 Lion are a good side. We would have won the game if we take our chances in the first half but we dearly paid for it when we resumed the second half as our opponents convert their scoring chances which gave them victory,” he said.
Dosu popularly known as Apelete during his active days said he still needs to work on the players, fitness level and other concern areas before their National League One (NLO) scheduled for next month.
In his reaction Abdulgafaar Liameed, Chairman of 36 Lion FC commended his opponents for their performance but boasted that his team tactically won the game.
After Tunde Baruwa score via penalty kick in the early second half, the 36 Lion FC increased their tempo as Teslim Olaonipekun, Tobi Adewale and Moses Usor scored all three goals to end the encounter 3-1.
Meanwhile the management and entire staff of the Messiah FC have sympathized with one of its players, Deji Alo who lost his mother early today.
In a statement issued by Messiah Team Manager, Deji Beecroft confirmed that Deji’s mother was on sick bed for some days before he finally died this morning.
“On behalf of the staff and management of Messiah FC, I sympathize with our player, brother and friend, Deji who lost his mother this morning. We pray that God would give him the fortitude to bear the loss and prayed that God would uphold the children the deceased left behind,” he said.

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