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WGB Lagos FA Cup: Why I Ordered My Players To Leave The Pitch – Collins Edwin Boss – Latest Sports and Football News in Nigeria


General Manager Collins Edwin sports club of Lagos, Ugwu Jay Uche has explained the real reasons why he ordered his .ers to leave the pitch during a match between his club and NNL team, Ikorodu City Football Club in the round of 16 of WGB Lagos State Challenge Cup.

The match between Collins Edwin and Ikorodu City which was held on Thursday at the FIFA legacy pitch of the National Stadium was abandoned when a controversial penalty was awarded against Collins Edwin.

It will be recalled the English Premier League started in 1992/93 and since then six Premier League matches have been abandoned.


In an exclusive chat with, Uche revealed that he would not allow his boys to be subject to mental torture after the center referee awarded a controversial penalty against his team.

“It is not in my character to order the .ers to leave the field when the match is going on. Our match against Ikorodu City was a clear indication that Collins Edwin was a target in the Lagos FA cup. The referee in question was not only biased but acted on the scrip of those who sent him to do the dirty job and I believe that the best way was to leave the match for them,” he said


Uche explained further that his team were leading by a lone goal before the referee awarded a controversial penalty against them in the first half which forced him to order his .ers to leave the pitch…

“I would have continued but I remembered how I was denied a ticket to NNL by Ikorodu City formerly known as Destiny boys at Shagamu last year. A lot of football fans know the story and secondly, I looked at my .ers after the referee awarded that dubious penalty and they were angry over the officiating. I said in my mind that if I allowed them to continue, they may assault the referee or concede more goals and the best option for me at that time was to call off the game,” he added.


Uche in his explanation apologized to the club management, and fans within and outside the country for taking such a decision by ordering his .ers to walk out of the field and urged them to continue their support of the team in subsequent matches.

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