Akwa United veteran striker Orok Akarandut has attributed ill-luck to the poor spell of the club under former coach John Obuh.
Obuh, last week, left his role with the Promise Keepers after a run of poor results, with the club left in the relegation zone with a solitary win from 8 matches.
But Akarandut, who has now scored in back-to-back games against Rivers United and Dakkada FC under new manager Kennedy Boboye, was at loss as he tried to explain why the team struggled with Obuh in charge.
“It wasn’t as if we were not playing well in the time of John Obuh, but we were just so unlucky, so unlucky in front of goals, so unlucky that we score the equalizer at home, so unlucky that we concede some stupid, stupid goals we are not supposed to concede,” the 32-year-old former CS Sfaxien player explained.
“These things are just part of football, and all these things happened when he was around and seems to be kind of a bad omen for whatever reason. I can’t really tell.
“It’s a sad one, it’s just a sad one that it had to happen when he was around.”
Obuh, as well as his assistant Duke Udi, resigned after just 8 matches in the season, and has since been replaced by former Plateau United gaffer Boboye.
After two consecutive wins, Akwa United are now out of the drop zone on 12th spot with 13 points from 10 matches.