Akwa United head coach, Fatai Osho, has blamed mistakes for his team’s loss to Bayelsa United in their Nigeria Premier Football League, NPFL, opening day fixture.
The Prosperity Boys defeated Akwa United 5-3 at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa on Saturday.
Bayelsa United forward Robert Mizo netted an hat-trick in the encounter.
Osho expressed disappointment at the manner with which his team conceded three goals in the last 15 minutes of the game despite taking the lead on three different occasions.
“It’s a big shame that we are losing this type of game the way we did. We were in total control and deserved to have come out with all three points but lots of elementary errors on our part cost us the win,” he told the club’s media.
“At this level of football you can’t make such mistakes because if you do you get punished and that is exactly what happened to us in this game. It’s unbelievable that we scored three goals and didn’t win or get a point out of this game.
” We have to quickly address all noticeable mistakes so we can come out strong in our next game.”