Rivers United forward Chinonso Okonkwo has blamed his side’s inability to convert numerous chances as chiefly responsible for a 1-0 defeat to Kano Pillars in a Nigeria Premier League match at the Sani Abacha stadium on Sunday.
Gambo Mohammed’s close range finish was all Kano Pillars needed to defeat Rivers United in a match day 32 game.
“We failed to take any of our chances and it cost us today (Sunday).
“Hopefully, we will make up for this disappointment with positive results in subsequent matches he said.
Meanwhile, Kano Pillars’ left back, Jonathan Zikiye claimed players of United showed them too much respect.
“Rivers United is a very good team but I think they showed us too much respect.
“We deserve respect but it was a factor.
“Our ability to convert one of our chances in the first half was the major difference.”