The Team Lagos coach denied that it fixed the match between her team and Team Edo.
Lagos, the host of the 2012 National Sports Festival tagged Eko 2012, has been accused of match fixing.
The state’s female football team played out a goalless draw with their Edo counterparts on Tuesday in their final group game at the Agege Stadium Tuesday.
Lagos and Edo played out a goalless draw in their final group match; a result that was good enough for both teams to progress to the knock out phase.
The game was speculated to have been fixed as both teams reportedly played without flair and passion exhibited in their earlier games.
For many of the spectators at the Agege Stadium, venue of the match, both teams played as though it was a training match.
In a swift reaction however, Coach of the Lagos Women Festival team, Anne Echijine, in a chat with PREMIUM TIMES denied claims that the match was ‘arranged’.
“Some days are like that, I don’t know what happened, but I am happy we did not concede a goal in such situation”, she said.
Lagos will now play Akwa-Ibom in the knock out stage.
In other games, Team Benue ousted Team Taraba, 5-1; while Kaduna walked over Adamawa in a match that was inconsequential for both teams.
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