NNL24: Abia Comets midfielder Otomewo reacts over team failure to secure maximum points against Vandrezzer FC

James Jonah was the star od the day bagging a brace as Abia Comets FC defeated visiting Dakkada FC, 3-1 on Saturday, January 20, 2024.

Abia Comets FC midfielder, John Otomewo, has expressed his disappointment over the team failure to secure the maximum points against Vandrezzer FC, in a Matchday 11 Southern Conference Group A encounter, on Saturday.

The encounter which was played at the Umuahia Township Stadium, saw Comets dropped two points at home after they were held to a 2-2 draw by the Uyo based club.

The impressive young midfielder, who was named Nigeria National League (NNL) Matchday man of the match, after he scored what could be the goal contender of the season.

While speaking in an Exclusive Interview with The Athletic NG, Otomewo revealed that they were too relaxed which allowed the visitors to got back into the game.

” I think we were too relaxed, because we allowed them (Vandrezzer FC) to get back at us, which was why we conceded those goals,” he told the Athletic NG.

” Of course, we are all disappointed for not taking the maximum points because it was an important game for the team, which could have moved us up to the top four in the Southern Conference Group A log. But we didn’t play to our normal standard in the game.”

The Sapele-born midfielder also reacted on his performance in the game, says he tried to give his all to help the team to win.

” Yes, I was just trying to give my all to make sure that the team win because we really needed the match, but unfortunately it didn’t go our way today,”he explained.

” Yes, my performance today was good but I’m not happy because of the score line but we just have to accept the fact.”

With the first round of the season officially came to an end after the Matchday 11 games on Saturday. The midfielder further revealed that the team focus now will be towards the second round of the season. With the second stanza expected to resumes on Saturday, February 17th, 2024.

” Yes, my expectations ahead of the second round is very simple, will be to recover those lost points away, starting with the Vandrezzer FC game and most importantly to qualify for the NNL Super 8 playoffs by the end of the season, ” Otomewo concluded.

Otomewo, who has been one of the standout performer for Abia Comets FC this season, has recorded two goals and one assist in 11 league appearances.

Comets finished the First round of the season, as they moved to six position on the Southern Conference Group A standing On 15 points, from 11 games.

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