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Prime still in shock



Assistant coach of Nigeria National League (NNL) side, Prime FC, Rauf Yekini has revealed to supersport.com that inexperience on the part of his wards was the rationale for the Saturday shocking 0-2 loss at home to Crown FC.

The duel was a matchday 6 fixture decided at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan.

It was Lekan Agunloye's double in the ninth and 65th minute that silenced the home fans as his brace condemned his former club to a 0-2 defeat.

Rauf, 40, poinAssistant ted out that exodus of players from the Osogbo-based club serves as another obstacle responsible for Prime FC lackluster performance in the second tier of the Nigerian League.

“Six of my key players left before the start of the season, and there was no time to replace them.

“We started our preparations for the new season late and it was even on the last day given to us for the registration of players that I registered the players on ground.

“Most of my players have no experience and I have no choice that to manage them till week 7 when I would have the opportunity to recruit more players,” Yekini said to supersport.com.

The former Unicem Rovers' gaffer was however disappointed at the ungodly scenario that occurred afterwards when he was attacked and beat up by some aggrieved home fans.

“Honestly I was disgraced by the outburst of my fans, because I have never seen anywhere in the world where the home fans would beat their coach just for losing at home.

“I was beaten after the match twice and Yesterday (Saturday) was a bad day in my career and I would not want that to happen again," he lamented.

Prime FC will now travel to Umuahia next weekend for their matchday 7 NNL fixture against Abia Comets.



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