IfeanyiUbah Coach Worried About Match Pile-Up

By Tony Nwanne Ifeanyiubah coach Yaw Preko is worried about the fixture pile-up  in the Premier League, saying  it is affecting the players. Premier  League sides  have played four matches in 10  days and Preko says the strains and physical demands are too much for the players to cope with. “(On Wednesday), we did not really settle early on and it was the same for Rivers United and this was because both sets of players were fatigued,”  the  former Ghana international was quoted by AfricanFootball.com as saying on Thursday. “Even though they (Rivers United) got a point, it was clear they did not play to their usual standard because of fatigue.” IfeanyiUbah will represent Nigeria in the CAF Confederation Cup  with  Rivers United  playing in the CAF Champions League. Preko says the scheduling of domestic games may negatively affect both sides in their continental tournaments. He said, “It is very hectic travelling (by road) for over 10  hours and I’m talking from the point of view of a former footballer. “Nigeria is very big; it is very different when compared to other countries. “In Ghana for instance, when you travel (by road) for five or six hours, you would have (covered a lot of ground). “Every coach wants to parade his best so it is very difficult to rest players.”

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