Nigeria Premier League NPFL: Olarenwaju Displeased With Poor Officiating

Yemi Olarenwaju, the assistant coach of Enyimba FC, has expressed his displeasure with the biassed refereeing of his team’s match against Kwara United on Match Day 27 of the NPFL.

Kwara United defeated the People’s Elephants, who had their assistant coach dismissed at the end, thanks to Emmanuel Ogbole’s brace.

Olarenwaju said in his post-match reflections that the referee was too violent against his players and that he had received threats prior to the start of the second half.

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Along with Chigozie Chilekwu and Desmond Ojietefian, Olarenwaju was also given a red card.

He said that his team always complies with rules and that this was his first red card as a coach.

“The first half was good, he opened the game but in the second half, I think he was threatened.

” You could see that everybody was all over him.

” He came in the second half and messed up everything. We got nine yellow cards and three red cards.

“I only asked him a question that the last one he blew wasn’t a foul.

He gave me a yellow card and I said you can’t do this.

“You had a good game in the first half, why did you change and he gave me another yellow card? That is a red card and gave my player another red card for the third red card.

This game is gone. We move to the next one.

“The game was physical and both teams were competing very well.

“Leave the game open because when you blow this way, you restrict the players from giving their best.

“Kwara United scored a good goal and we equalised with a good goal too. The two teams were putting effort but the second half.

“That’s not the best. We have never had a red card this season.

” Enyimba is a disciplined team. All my career, I have never had a card as a coach.

“The referee was too aggressive for us. Why do you hand over 9 yellow cards and give Kwara United one or two.”


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