FFC Taraba head coach Ndubuisi Nduka has said his side were unlucky in the score draw against El Kanemi Warriors.
Taraba were forced to a 1-1 draw by the Maiduguri-based side in Sunday’s Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) match day 31 clash at the Jolly Nyame Stadium in Jalingo.
Striker Ibrahim Sanusi scored the opening goal in the third minute of the encounter while attacking midfielder Emmanuel Agali levelled score for his side in the 82nd minute.
Nduka said his players gave the match their very best and deserved to have gone home with the three points at stake.
“Today (Sunday) was not our day as the players gave the match everything to pocket the three points but ended up with a point.
“We even lost a penalty in the 47th minute, that’s how unlucky we were in the clash against El Kanemi Warriors.
“We dominated play especially in the second half of the match only for El Kanemi Warriors to rally to score a late equaliser.
“I think El Kanemi Warriors were lucky to have run away with a point in a game they were 100 percent outplayed.
“We will keep on with the survival fight till the last day. We have seven matches left on the calendar and we believe something dramatic could still happen in those seven matches.”
“We remain hopeful to keep our top flight status,” said the former Dolphins coach
The draw against El Kanemi Warriors brought FC Taraba’s total earnings to 30 points from a possible 93 in the 31-week-old top flight.