Enyimba coach Usman Abd’Allah has said he is pleased with his side’s 2-0 win against TS Galaxy in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup playoff fixture in Aba, stating it is ‘what matters most’.
Striker Victor Mbaoma and substitute Martins Usule both scored either side of halftime to hand the People’s Elephant the advantage ahead of the second leg in Nelspruit on 3 November.
Despite watching his side labour at home for large spells of the match against a very impressive and youthful Galaxy side, Abd’Allah remains confident the 2-time African champions will book a place in the group stage.
“I have watched few games they played; we know they are a very good team as I said earlier,” Abd’Allah praised the South African second division outfit.. “They are a very good team with good technical abilities. They also have tactical abilities.
“So, we’ve seen the team, and we try to work on getting the result. The most important thing today is scoring goals and we got two goals. It will come handy when we go back over there.”
Ahead of the second leg, the former Kano Pillars assistant coach said he now has a better knowledge of TS Galaxy, adding that the tie is far from over.
“I think I’ve seen much of the team now, so, we are going to regroup again because it’s only one week (between the two legs), we don’t have much time.
“By tomorrow, the team will regroup, because we don’t have anything to celebrate. It’s not over yet.
“We are going to work on what we’ve seen and we also look out the choice of players that can deliver over there for us.”
With a 2-0 first leg lead, Enyimba – who reached the semi finals of the CAF Confederation Cup last year – will fancy their chances of, at least, reaching the group stage this term.