His team might have gone down against the 2015 champions in Calabar on Wednesday but Plateau United coach Kennedy Boboye is far from impressed with the attitude of Enyimba players during the Matchday 8 contest.
The game’s only goal arrived after just 11 minutes on the clock when winger Stanley Dimgba converted from the spot. Most of the remaining periods were played in a stop-start manner as tackles flew in everywhere on the pitch.
“It’s a shame if a team is (playing) on the continent and are playing like this,” Boboye told npfl.ng after the game.
“A team cannot be playing every two minutes on the ground. We will see the result on the continent,” bemoaned the former Sharks striker.
Indeed, one of the game’s final action saw United captain Salomon Junior sent off for an off-the-ball incident with Enyimba captain Ifeanyi Anaemena. Boboye was quite displeased with the whole drama.
“I am not really happy with the end of the game. We started very well but the game did not end up well.
“I am disappointed in Enyimba because of the way they played. A team that is going to play on the continent will play like this, they will punish you,” he affirmed.
United’s next league game; against Rangers in Jos earlier billed for this weekend is already moved to February 28 in order to aid the champions’ trip to Cameroon for their CAF Champions League second leg game next midweek. Boboye gives an insight into their itinerary.
“We will be going back to Jos and on Saturday we will leave for Cameroon for the return leg. We just want to go back (to Jos) and do some corrections to prepare for the game.”
In spite of Wednesday’s defeat at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Plateau United remain second on the league table after eight round of matches.