Speaking to reporters regarding accusations of match fixing after he performed some substitutions, Coach Njoku Barnabas down played the situation saying his President’s words were due to tension.

Hear him : “He is a young man (Maumu Youth FC President) who is exited and carried over by the game. He is a good person and each person has his or her own way of reading the game.

“The good thing is that we won the game and qualified for the semi finals.”

“We had to opt for a defensive system of play in the second segment of the game due to fatigue.

Also, two of our players up front were already physically down so we had to play with caution relying on counter attack.” Njoku Barnabas Averred.