By Henry Chike
Ekiti Queens’ coach, Okunwa Egubor, has explained the reason behind her side’s poor start to the Nigeria Women Football League Premirship 2023/24 season, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.
Speaking about the reasons behind their 3-1 loss to Edo Queens, Egubor, a former Nigerian International striker, explained that her team’s recent entry into the professional league has resulted into lack of experience.
“We are only three months and I have only been here for a month, we are the baby of the league,” she said
Acknowledging her own recent arrival as coach within the same timeframe, Egubor indicated a need to reinforce the team with new players.
“We will try to reinforce our team with new players when there is an opportunity to”
Despite the loss, she expressed confidence in the team’s potential, referring to them as newcomers in the professional league rather than inadequate players.
When asked about their prospects of staying in the league and avoiding relegation, Igumbo affirmed their determination to remain in the league by stating, “For sure we will remain in the league.”
The coach lamented the team’s struggle to score goals, despite her efforts in imparting scoring techniques from her own playing days as a striker. She attributed their inability to convert chances to nerves and tension affecting their performance on the field.
“We still have a long journey ahead, but we’ll improve our goal-scoring abilities and net more goals,” Egubor remarked.
Ekiti Queens are placed 7th in Group B have only picked up two points this season having drawn two and lost two games.