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Ex Shooting Star midfielder and now Sunshine Stars gaffer, Duke Udi lashes out at referees following his team’s loss to MFM on Wednesday.

The Olukoya Boys handed a narrow defeat to the Owena Whales, but the newly installed manager was not impressed by the performance of the men in black.

The Olukoya Boys completed a double over the Akure outfit after recording a 2-1 win at the Agege Stadium in the Nigeria Professional Football League Week 26 encounter.

The former Osun United coach – angered by the display of the arbiters – threatened to follow in the footstep of his predecessor Austin Eguavoen after repeatedly questioning the officiating.

“I beg to be corrected if this is the way football is been played; if this is the way referees officiate then someone like me should just resign,” Udi said.

“Officiating should be 50-50, let our football grow. I don’t care if you are beating me at home, just let the better team win. It’s not fair when you favour a team against the other team.

“When we were playing football, football was played with talent. Take for example the Premier League, teams go away to win but that won’t happen here.

“If this is the way officiating looks like here then I should just resign. Can you imagine you do so much work for a week then someone will just thwart your effort and that of the players? It’s so unfortunate. Officiating should be free and fair,” he concluded.

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