The former Nigeria U20 goalkeeper fumbled a late minute effort as the Promise Keepers bowed 1-0 at home to El-Kanemi Warriors.
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Akwa Utd 0-1 El-Kanemi
Baakaka Ajikolo with the goal in stoppage time
The goal handed the Godswill Akpabio Stadium giants a losing start, however, has promised to lift his spirit ahead of their next game.
“Nobody is perfect. Nobody is perfect. Sometimes we (all) do wrong and if I crucify him now, it will be a big problem for his psychology. I will give him motivation (because) it is my job,” Everton told NPFL website.
“Sometimes the players do wrong, sometimes I do wrong. I will give him motivation instead because I believe he will change the situation in the next match.”
And ahead of the team’s next outing in the Nigerian topflight, the tactician has vowed to correct the lapses noticed against the Borno Army.
“I need to talk to my players on the way forward. In the game against El-Kanemi, the players did not do the same thing we have practiced in around one month,” he continued.
“My team did not play well, I know. We have one week for correction and I believe that in the next match, we will see these corrections in the result.”