Dominic Iorfa: Lobi stands a better chance to win league

With just two games to the end of the NPL season, Lobi’s late charge may yet see them win the league title
Dominic Iorfa, Lobi Stars team manager, has said his team is now in a better position to win the Nigeria Premier League (NPL) after their 2-0 win over Dolphins in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.

Lobi beat the defending champions in midweek premier league match at the Liberation Stadium to go second on the league table with 60 points.

Tony Okpotu opened scoring for Lobi when he scored off a cross from David Terkase in the 15th minute while Luther Iorhe consolidated the win with the second goal on 85 minutes. Dolphins had a goal disallowed in the 72nd minute.

Iorfa was buoyant after the win and said that his team had been the better side on the day.

“What happened in Port Harcourt today shows that Lobi is a good team,” Iorfa said. “This is the first time in Lobi’s history that it is taking six points from Dolphins.

“Dolphins are the defending champions and anybody that watched the match or hears the result should know that Lobi is a good side.

Iorfa then concluded by saying, “Nigerians should watch out, Lobi will win the league this year.”

Lobi Stars are now second in the NPL with 60 points, a point behind Kano Pillars but with a game in hand.

In defeat, Stanley Eguma, Dolphins’ coach praised his players for doing well in spite of the loss. “My boys did well but unfortunately, they lost the match.

“We blame the referee for some wrong calls like the red card given to my keeper, Sunday Rotimi, in the 60th minute.

"And then our goal in the 72nd was disallowed which would at least have given us a draw," he added.