‘We couldn’t hold on’ – Elijah unhappy over late Abia Warriors defeat

The Peace Boys forward is unhappy his side failed to hang on lately for a draw to lose from the spot against the Ucendu Babes on Sunday

Plateau United’s Ogene Elijah has expressed disappointment over his side late crumbling to a 2-1 defeat against Abia Warriors at the Umuahia Township Stadium.

The Peace Boys almost secure a draw through Hamzat Owolabi’s equaliser but Shadrach Aseigbo's late goal from the spot condemned them to their sixth defeat of the season.

But the former Abia Warriors man insists his side will put the loss behind them and focus on bouncing back to winning ways against Nasarawa United.

"We went with the aim to win in Umuahia but the reverse was the case against Abia Warriors," Elijah told Goal.

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“It is a bad feeling because we ought to have gotten a point in the game. We had great expectations going up against them and we fought hard to come back but we couldn't hold on until the end.

“I think it will be unnecessary dwelling on the disappointing outcome of the game. We must learn from the defeat. There are lessons to be learned and no amount of regret expressed will give us them a point.

“But we have accepted the defeat as part of the game because either we won and loss or draw. That's football and we must move on and get ready for our next game against Nasarawa United.”