Coach Dogo blames Nasarawa United slow start for Tornadoes loss

The Solid Miners’ handler has blamed his players’ inability to exert their superiority on the game early on for their defeat to Tornadoes

Nasarawa United coach, Kabiru Dogo has attributed their away loss to Niger Tornadoes to his players’ slow start to the match and their inability to convert some chances that came their ways thereafter in the league tie played at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja on Sunday.

The Solid Miners started the game on a snail spate and were behind in the 11th minute through Ikon Allah Boys’ striker, Segun Alebiosu, and Dogo, in his post match, stated that his boys lost the game in the opening 20 minutes when they allowed the home team exert themselves on the match but that they could still have come back from behind to win the game had they not been wasteful.

“I will say we lost the game to Niger Tornadoes in the opening 20 minutes when we allowed them to play their game and they scored an early goal which altered our plan. My players didn’t wake up on time and we paid dearly for it,” Dogo told Goal.

“I will have to say that I don’t have much complaint about the performance of my players. They played very well after the opening 20 minutes when they conceded the game to Tornadoes. We could have easily won the match if we were not wasteful in front of goal.

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“I knew the home team would play with a lot of tension because of the ultimatum on them before the game and it was evident that they needed the three points. We also came into the game believing that we could earn our first away points but it was not to be.

“We will go back home to work on our lapses ahead of our weekend game with Kwara United. We won’t allow this setback to stop our resolve to build on our last home win,” he disclosed.

Nasarawa United are 14th in the league table with nine points from eight matches.