“That’s negative football” Dogo complains of refereeing and opposition

Published on: 07 December 2023

Kwara United head coach, Kabiru Dogo is  lamenting over the type of football adopted by his opponents, Doma United while he believes the referee consented to their “negative football” nigeriasoccernet.com report.

The Afonja Warriors on Wednesday evening were held to a goalless in Ilorin in the matchday 12 of the Nigeria Premier Football League.

The result leaves Kwara United 13 on the log and aggrieved Dogo believed the referee condoned the time wasting tactics deployed by the Savanah Tigers.


“The referee, I think, was too lenient with the visitors despite wasting too much time,” he stated in a post-match interview.

“In the first half alone, we played less than 30 minutes, as their players were falling all around the field. That’s negative football.

“And again, the pitch is not smooth enough for us to fully execute our well known philosophy, but we will continue to work hard to achieve the set objectives for the season.”

Meanwhile, Kwara United winger, Ovoke Bernard was named Man of The Match in the encounter.


By Olujimi Dare Ogun