Eguavoen: Poor NPFL Officiating Discourages Investors
It's normal for the home team in the NPFL to win. However, visitors DARE to win on foreign soil.
Former Super Eagles coach Austin Eguavoen is not pleased with the level of officiating in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
His team, Sunshine Stars, conceded early on when Ajani Ibrahim put 3SC ahead after seven minutes in Ibadan, but the visitors came from behind to score an equalizer, only for the goal to be ruled offside.
After the match on Sunday, a visibly angry Eguavoen lamented that such unfair officiating has kept him out of the job for a while.
“We are all human beings and none is above mistakes, but the referee really made obvious mistakes which were not fair.
“This discourages me and some of our colleagues from the local league. I have been out of the scene for a while in the local league and this is one of the reasons.
“If you look at the entire league, you will see that only I and Ike Shoronmu remained out of our set.
“People are frustrated with a whole lot of such issues and don’t want to get involved. I think they should try and help our job, particularly, we that are involved.
“If not, I can walk away again and look for other means of fending for my family. I cannot work for a whole week and see someone just come one day to destroy it,” the former Super Eagles coach said.
Eguavoen, however, refused to comment on the disallowed goal, saying the decision of the referee is best known to him.