Technical Adviser of Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, Gbenga Ogunbote believed his team would have picked the maximum points in Ilorin, but for carelessness and the red card issued to skipper Malomo Taofeek.
The Oluyole Warriors were at the verge of grabbing the three points against Kwara United, until the Harmony Boys levelled things up with a minute left to full time.
In his post match interview after the matchday eight clash played on Sunday inside the mainbowl of the Kwara State Sports Complex, the 3SC sweat merchant lamented the late equaliser conceded by his team and the expulsion of his player.
He however, expressed happiness that his team ended up picking a point from the encounter.
“Even despite playing with ten men, I just feel like we were a little bit careless, we had managed the game up till 90 minutes.
“But be it as it may, it’s a consolation, it’s okay, we never laboured in vain,” stated the tactician who revealed that his target, coming into the match, wass to win.
“My target was to win, every coach’s target is to win a game but you can see it, as a result of the red card, our target was a little bit shattered.
“You know Nigerian players, the moment a player gets red card, they tend to move back, thinking that it will affect them and I think this really affected us, but we are going to work seriously on this.
When asked about the magic behind his good run in Ilorin, he attributed it to hard-work, saying, “It is not magic, it is hard-work. what I aspire for is level playing grounds, so If I lose, I will know that I have not done enough.
“It is not peculiar with Ilorin, every match I play, until the end of the game, whether I’m winning, drawing or losing, my target is to win”, said the Oracle, as the gaffer is fondly called.