Vandrezzer FC Head Coach Henry Makinwa has expressed huge disappointment after his side lost 2-0 to hosts Adoration FC, despite dominating possession and creating lots of scoring chances in the encounter.

Two defensive blunders from the VFC backline gifted the hosts the goals – one from the penalty spot – in a Week 17 Nigeria National League (NNL) fixture in Enugu on Saturday.

Speaking after the loss, the Makinwa decried his side’s missed chances in the match, stating it was a ‘bad day for us,’ but remains optimistic the Lagos State FA Cup champions will bounce back from the setback.

“I will just say it was a bad day for us,” he told VFC Media. “We lost and I never expected that. That’s football.


“We had our chances in the first half, we could have converted; just a mere jab in. They scored, we gave them a free goal.

“I remember in the second half when we came in, I told them (the players) ‘don’t do this, don’t do that, don't focus on the referee. But my defenders were talking to the linesman. ‘The linesman raised the flag, he did not raise the flag’, before you know what was happening, it was a goal.

“Then, the penalty. I never expected that from a player of Odion's standard to do what he did inside the 18-yard box. That was a penalty, and what can you do?

“Bad day!”

However, the experienced tactician believes the team will easily recover from the loss and move on.

“Immediately after the match we had a meeting,” he informed. “So, we have been trying to look for a better solution; how we can get ourselves motivated for the next game.

“They (the players) even spoke to themselves. They said they are sorry for what happened because those were two easy goals we gave out.

“The officiating was suspect sometimes, but if we had scored ours, maybe we could have won the game. In the second half, we had a clear chance, Somtochukwu should have just chipped in the ball.

“So, bad day for us, we lost but we hope for the next game.”

The Lions dropped to 6th place on the log after Saturday's loss, and next take on Abeokuta Stormers on Wednesday June 22, at the Legacy Pitch of the National Stadium, Lagos. 


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