NPFL: Ogunbote, Afelokhai back misfiring Udoh
NPFL By: Ambrose Udeme | 07/08/2017
Enyimba United manager Gbenga Ogunbote and the Peoples' Eelepahnt's goalkeeper Theophilus have thrown their weights behind their top striker Mfon Udoh who failed to get on the score sheet on Sunday during the NPFL matchday 33 fixture against MFM FC in Lagos.Udoh who is currently in the Super Eagles camp ahead of their CHAN qualifiers against Republic of Benin missed a few chances as the two times CAF Champions League winners were held to a gaolless draw by the Olukoya Boys. Mfon's inability to put the ball past Egbe Ospino infuriated some of his team-mates and his head coach Ogunbote. Some even demanded that he be substituted -a decision the manager considered before swiftly changing his mind.
Reacting to the incident in an interview with FCNaija.com after the encounter, Ogunbote who took over the reins of the Aba Landlords in November 2016 played down the event."Sometimes you find situations like that during matches. The player wants t actually score but couldn't get it right."The issue is an in-house matter. I dont like discussing my players in the press. There's anxiety when we miss a goal, sometimes you get carried away and things like that. The players are happy with him.