Enugu Rangers player Godwin Aguda says The Flying Antelopes are “in pains” following a first defeat in the 2019 CAF Confederation Cup (CAFCC) to Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel on Sunday.
Rangers competing in the group stage of the CAFCC for the first time since 2004 were unbeaten in 8 matches through the qualifiers but fell 2-1 in Tunisia to the 4-time Confederation Cup champions.
Iheb Msakni and Saddam Ben Aziza goals either side of half time gave the Tunisians their first group stage win after Bright Silas’ fifth goal had given Rangers the lead in a game Aguda says Rangers should have earned a point from.
Ahead of the reverse fixture, Aguda says The Flying Antelopes who have fallen to third in the group, are undeterred and will “return to the drawing board” to “correct our mistakes” and get three points when Etoile visit Enugu in March.
“We are just in pains that we lost that game yesterday because I think that is one of the games we should have come out of with a point but unfortunately it ended the way it ended,” Aguda said.
“We are just vexing that we lost the game but we are hoping on God that we are going to come back strong and the little mistakes we have made, we are coming home to go back to the drawing board to correct our mistakes to make sure we get the positive three points that we really need to get back to the top,” he added.
Rangers will host Etoile in the reverse fixture at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu on Sunday, 3 March 2019.