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Shedrack Oghali blames ill luck for Go Round loss to Akwa United

01:15 BST 25/05/2018
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Paul Obata's first half strike saw the Omoku Boys suffer defeat in Uyo, with the forward insisting the loss was predestined to happen

Shedrack Oghali feels they were unlucky for the narrow loss at Akwa United that keeps Go Round in the relegation zone of the Nigerian top-flight on Wednesday.

Having eased their relegation fears with a recent 1-0 win over Wikki Tourist, the Omoku outfit were hoping to upstage Abdu Maikaba's side for the second time this season.

Paul Obata's 29th minute strike helped the Promise Keepers snatch victory as the visitors suffered their ninth defeat of the season to stay put in 17th on the log.

And the forward, who was a second-half substitute, insists the hosts were not better than his side as feels he feels they deserve a good result considering their display.

"Though we [Go Round] lost I give all glory to God for everything," Oghali told Goal.

"[Akwa United] are not a bad side, though they played well just as we did too. In the game of football, there are days that will either for your team or your opponent.

"I don't think that they were better. They won because it was their day to win. Nobody in his right frame of mind will leave their home and go to the pitch with the thought of going to lose a match.

"So I believe we had it in mind to get something from Uyo but things did not work according to plans. I believe in nature and If the game was to go to the side that wants the point most, then Go Round should have taken the point."