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'My defence is not porous' - Maikaba defends Akwa United's defenders' blunders

16:25 GMT+4 07/06/2018
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Despite their home win, the Promise Keepers' backline has been criticised for its porosity but the gaffer insists his defenders are not poor

Abdu Maikaba has faulted claims that his Akwa United's defence was porous after they almost conceded in Sunday's 2-0 win over Niger Tornadoes at the Godwin Akpabio Stadium.

The Promise Keepers' impressive scoring form has been overshadowed with the manners in which they let in goals, having conceded eight goals in their last 10 matches.

But the former Wikki Tourist boss blamed their high rate of conceding games on their complacency, vowing to correct the situation in coming matches.

"My defence is not porous if it is based on our game against Niger Tornadoes," Maikaba told media.

"I can say is that about an element of complacency, thinking they have won the game against Tornadoes - which was a wrong [attitude] from them. 

"It was not that we are not doing well. Before we scored our first goal, we spent 30 minutes playing and our opponent could not create one single chance in front of goal.

"They are coming out when we already scored two goals and our players thought they had already won the game which was not good but we are going to work on that."