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Mohammed Babaganaru blames ill luck for Yobe Stars’ defeat

21:25 GMT+3 23/04/2018
Mohammed Baba Ganaru
The Damaturu side handler has praised his players’ valiant effort in their loss to the Ikon Allah Boys

Yobe Desert Stars coach, Mohammed Babaganaru has hailed his players’ display against Niger Tornadoes despite their league loss in Minna on Sunday.

The Damaturu side almost got a draw against the Ikon Allah Boys before a last-gasp goal from Andrew Ikefe handed their hosts the three points and Babaganaru thumbed up the performance of his players while noting that they were just unlucky to lose the tie.

“It was a game we controlled for the most part of the encounter and we deserve at least a point to show for our effort,” Babaganaru told Goal.

“We were just unfortunate to lose the match and we shall go back home to remind the players what they must do to ensure that they do not lose concentration the way they did.

“Tornadoes will admit that they were just lucky to beat us. It should have ended goalless but we can’t do anything about the result again we have to head back home and try to correct the mistakes noticed ahead of the game with Kwara United this weekend.”

Yobe Stars are in their debut season in the top-flight and are presently ninth in the league log with 23 points from 17 matches.