Enyimba coach Usman Abd’Allah remains optimistic his side can overturn a 1-0 loss against Rahimo FC to advance to the next round of the 2019/2020 CAF Champions League.
Dangerman Issouf Zanon fired in a deflected effort that handed the Burkina Faso champions the first leg first-round advantage in their debut in the competition at Ouagadougou on Saturday.
Ahead of the second leg in Aba in under a fortnight, Abd’Allah said the 2-time African champions will now work harder to avoid an early elimination from the competition they won in 2003 and 2004.
“They (Rahimo FC) have a youthful team with a very good mobility and good techniques. And they are very fit,” Abd’Allah hailed the Burkinabes.
“The goal came with a deflection; we could have saved that goal. And now, we have to go back to Aba and cancel the goal and have to get more goals to seal the deal.
“We have seen the team now, so, the most important thing is to go back, and sit down and work with what we’ve seen of the team.”
The People’s Elephant will confront Rahimo in a make-or-mar encounter on 25th August in Aba as they seek redemption in the lucrative CAF elite club competition.
- / 4 hours ago
African champion Blessing Onyebuchi (+70kg) capped a memorable outing for Nigeria at the inaugural...
- / 18 hours ago
Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Heartland FC have relieved General Manager Chukwudi Ifeanyi...
- / 20 hours ago
Premier League winning coach Claudio Ranieri said Tuesday he had come to rescue demoralised...