Enyimba coach Fatai Osho has lamented his side’s poor run in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), following Sunday’s 2-0 loss to FC IfeanyiUbah in a Match Day 16 clash in Nnewi.
The NPFL champions are without a win in six consecutive matches in the league and have sunk into the relegation zone after goals from Uche Sabastine and Ikenna Cooper condemned the Aba Landlords to their 5th loss of the season.
Enyimba now find themselves in 17th position on the log with 15 points from 12 matches, though, with 4 games outstanding.
Reacting to Sunday’s loss to FC IfeanyiUbah, Osho, who is in interim charge of Enyimba following the sack of Usman Abd’Allah, blamed ‘elementary errors’ committed by his side for the defeat.
“We deserve to get something out of it (the match), but unfortunately, we committed some elementary errors which is most unacceptable at this level of football,” the former Remo Stars coach lamented. “And when you commit such errors, you can only live to pay the price.
“We saw how the first goal happened, and the second one was also a gift. At the end of the day, we are licking our wounds.”
The 2-time African champions have amassed just two points from a possible 18 in their last six NPFL matches, an unimpressive record that gives Osho huge worry.
“We cannot be throwing these points away while trying to get the team intact,” he further lamented. “There are some situations we could have helped ourselves to salvage these points but it has been like that since the beginning of the season, where we keep giving away cheap goals, and we can’t do that at this level of competition.
“That has been the bane of the team, where you work so hard, and at the end of the day, you make it easy for the opponents to get these goals.”
Their faltering league form is, perhaps, a sharp contrast to their continental showing, with Osho himself, masterminding an emphatic 4-1 win in Aba recently against Algerian side, Paradou AC in the CAF Confederation Cup, a result that moved them to second in Group B of the competition.