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Akwa United FC’s Coach, Kenedy Boboye. on Wednesday in Uyo received a yellow card from the referee of the Match between Akwa United FC and Ifeanyi Uba FC.

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The Yellow Card was slammed on the Coach for challenging the referee’s decision.

Coach Boboye reaction to the centre referee’s decision was as a result of the referee not being proactive in taking vital decisions during the match.

Having one goal lead, Akwa United was under pressure from Ifeanyi Uba who were struggling to equalize and perhaps win the match.

In frustration Coach Boboye raised his voice of caution to ensure the referee officiates by the rules.

It is not the first time a Coach is reacting to a referee’s decision.

Coaches reaction could also be seen in leagues throughout the world even world cups.

Referees use cards to intimidate Coaches perhaps when they do not like such a Coach and a times officiating officials use cards to politically send out players or Coach to psychologically destabilize a team.

So, the Coach Boboye situation is not new in football and it will not be the end in football because Coaches too want to win their matches.

Also read-Kennedy Boboye worried over Akwa United FC position on league table

Allowing referees to do what they like on the pitch destabilize a team.The midweek match saw Akwa United beating Ifeanyi Uba one-zero at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium.The win took Akwa United FC of Uyo to the fourth position on the Nigeria Professional football League table with twenty six points from fifteen games, just one point behind Kwara United, Kano Pillars and….Top striker, Ndifreke Effiong scored the decisive goal from the spot after captain Ubong Friday was fouled in the box early in the first half of the encounter.The goal from Ndifreke Effiong, being his eighth this season was enough to secure the Promise Keepers their sixth home win and seventh victory this season.The win over FC IfeanyiUbah was Akwa United’s fifth victory in a row at the Nest of Champions..


Coach of Akwa United, KenedyBoboye in an interview praised his players for overcoming the trauma of the ghastly motor accident of last weekend, and for their strong mental approach throughout the game.


Boboye assured that the Club will continue to push for more victories in subsequent matches, saying, their focus is now on the next game against MFM FC in Lagos this weekend.

On the Continent, Nigeria Professional Football League side, Enyimba lost 2-1 to Orlando Pirates in their second CAF Confederation Cup Group A match on Wednesday at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, South Africa.

Pirate however, claimed maximum points when Mabasa scored the winner with one minute of normal time left to play.

Enyimba’s next game is against Algerian Club, ES Setif at the Enyimba Stadium, Aba on April 1.





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