Head coach of Enyimba International Finidi George stated his side lacks rhythm and sharpness, but he’s happy with the performance against Diambars FC.
Finidi’s side defeated the Senegalese 1-0 in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup in Thie on Saturday evening.
After a cagey first half, Enyimba finally found the breakthrough on the 76th minute when Cyril Olisema scored a penalty awarded by referee for four on Orok Gabriel.
Speaking the Club’s official website, Finidi said, his wards couldn’t match Diambars sharpness, due to lack of competitive football on the domestic scene.
“We knew we cannot match them because I think they’ve started their league already, they’ve played couple of games, real competitive games and they have that match rhythm so we knew if we could play to our formation, not give them that space, which I think they had in the first twenty or twenty-five minutes that they dominate. After that the tempo dropped a little bit and that permitted us to play our football a little bit.
“We saw that in the second half most players were tired after sixty minutes and we made some changes and brought in some fresh legs which really helped to give us that penalty.” he told Enyimba.net.
Enyimba will host the second leg at the Enyimba international stadium next weekend.
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