Hibernian of Scotland defender, Efe Ambrose has received a fresh warning from the club’s coach, Neil Lennon over costly errors he has been known to commit, in order not to put the team under pressure in future matches.
Lennon, who was Ambrose’s coach at their former club, Celtic, where the fans were often up against the player over his frequent errors at the back, said he was disappointed by the star’s mistake in last weekend’s Scottish League Cup match against Rose Country.
Although The Hibs recovered to win that game 3-2, Lennon said Efe has to stop gifting their opponents goals, as it has a way of demeaning the team’s character and causing them to slumber.
Lennon stressed that the 29-year-old’s error almost cost Hibs a place in the quarter-final of the League Cup, and urged the former Super Eagles star to cut out mistakes in future.
Analysts were unanimous that Ambrose put up a poor display in Hibernians’ narrow win over the Scottish Championship side, in which his error assisted Josh Mullin’s leveller.
Though Stevie Mallan rescued The Hibs and helped them secure their place in the quarter-final of the competition, Lennon has knocked Ambrose for a less than impressive display against Rose County.
“We gifted them goals, Efe has to stop it. The second goal was a piece of nonsense, it was uncalled for and we had a bit of a wobble after that penalty.
“The players have plenty of character, which is great. But it is almost as if we wake them up from a slumber,” Lennon stressed.
Efe, who has featured in nine games this season across all competitions, during which he has helped Hibs keep three clean sheets and scored two goals, will now seek redemption against Aberdeen in Saturday’s Scottish Premiership encounter.