Enyimba coach Fatai Osho has described his side’s 2-0 loss to Nasarawa United as ‘unexpected’ and ‘unfortunate’ as he watched The Solid Miners snap the 5-match winning streak of the NPFL champions.
Chinedu Ohanachom and Dauda Maigishiri both scored in Lafia to hand Nasarawa United the shock win as they continue their battle to escape the drop this season.
The result, however, means Enyimba dropped two places from 5th to 7th on the standings with 30 points from 18 matches albeit the Aba Elephants have three games in hand.
“It’s quite unexpected because we started very well. We scored a good goal, but unfortunately, it was picked for offside,” Osho said. “We are not blaming the referee, but then, it’s quite a shame that we could not sustain the winning streak we had.
“Our intention was to sustain the winning streak for a long time, that way we can move to a very good position in the league and that will in turn help our cause on the continent.
“We did very well against Nasarawa United. We have no business losing the match. We are just unfortunate.”
Enyimba will now shift their attention to the CAF Confederation Cup, where they face Guinean outfit Horoya AC in Aba on Sunday in the first leg of their quarter-finals tie.