Enyimba coach Finidi George says he is ‘quite happy’ with his side’s dominant 2-0 win against Libyan side Al Ittihad in the second leg of their CAF Confederation Cup playoff fixture in Aba on Sunday.
First half goals from winger Sadiq Abubakar and forward Victor Mbaoma handed the two-time African champions the victory in a game they totally dominated, failing to bury a plethora of chances they created.
Speaking in the post-match press conference, former Super Eagles winger George expressed huge satisfaction with the manner of his side’s win, ahead of the postponed reverse fixture.
“I’m quite happy,” the former Ajax and Real Mallorca star said. “It’s a game that in the first 10 minutes, we were a little bit nervous.
“But after that, I think we dominated the game throughout 90 minutes. We kept possession, we had a lot of chances in the first half. (In the) second half, we were a little bit unlucky to not have scored.
“But I will take that victory any time. I’m quite happy with the boys.”
Speaking of the missed chances, the 50-year-old tactician said he is not ‘bothered’, adding that the players will be motivated to perform better in the next game as a result.
“I’m not bothered,” he said. “I know these players know too well that once you miss chances like these, you try to be better in the next game.
“So, I’m not that worried, they know. I’m not going to put too much pressure on the players. If you missed, you just have to work a little bit harder in training and make sure you get that right. That is what we are going to do.
“Let’s be happy with this victory. Whatever comes, if the second leg is coming or the first leg that we did not play, we’ll face it as it comes.
“So, I’m quite happy with what I saw. There are a few things we have to be better on. But that is up to me and my players to talk about.”
Enyimba, who reached the semi-finals of the competition in 2018, will have to wait on the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to know the date and venue of the postponed first-leg tie.