Enyimba coach Fatai Osho says his side will now shift their attention to the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), with a view to defending their title, after they were eliminated from the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday.
The 2-time African champions suffered a 2-0 defeat to Guinean outfit Horoya AC in Conakry to bow out 3-1 on aggregate in the quarter-finals of the competition.
Nigerian-born Bolaji Sarkin and Boubacar Samassekou scored either side of halftime to send Horoya through to the semi finals, following a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Aba, a week earlier.
“It’s a big shame that we are out of the (CAF) Confederation Cup, the dream was to win it, but unfortunately, we are out, not for want of effort, but it has happened,” Osho lamented.
“We put in our best, but on this day we couldn’t get the desired result to progress in the competition. I mean, it is really painful for everybody.
“We just have to go back to our league and see how we can win the league, which is the only thing we can do for now,” the former Remo Stars coach said.
The NPFL champions currently occupy 8th spot on the NPFL log with 30 points from 18 matches, though with 5 outstanding matches.
They are expected to host Sunshine Stars on Sunday, 15 March in a Match day 24 fixture when they return to Nigeria from Conakry.