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Imama Amapakabo rues El Kanemi Warriors' wastefulness in Abia Warriors loss

6:11 PM WAT 23/05/2018
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The Borno Army saw few chances to claim a point on Monday, but they bowed to the hosts, having failed to convert them in Umuahia on Monday.

El Kanemi Warriors coach Imama Amapakabo feels his side's lack of precision in front of goal cost them dearly following Monday's 1-0 defeat to Abia Warriors in Umuahia.

The Borno Army secured a 2-0 triumph over Akwa United in Maiduguri last Thursday and were looking to build on the form against the Uchendu Warriors.

They were left to rue their missed chances as Samson Obi's 49th-minute effort fired the hosts to victory at the Umuahia Township Stadium.

Following their 10th league defeat, the former Enugu Rangers gaffer exonerated himself of any blame in the team's disappointing run.

"I had a pre-season with the team and if I want to use my national assignment as an excuse for the team's current situation, it will be folly of me," Amakapabo told media.

"I know my presence most times is needed because been around the team will give them a boost, I think I've been able to pass on my ideology and philosophy too.

"It is my job to make the team create their chances through tactics and it is players' ability to convert those chances with their techniques in front of goal but unfortunately they could not get that right.

"We will have to keep working on it with believing that we can do better in front of goal. They only had two chances but we had four and if we had converted them, the outcome could have been different," he continued.