Head coach Finidi George said he is ‘quite angry’ after watching his Enyimba side squander lots of scoring chances in a 1-1 draw against Oriental rivals Rangers Int’l in a Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) clash in Aba on Wednesday.
Forward Chijioke Mbaoma put the reigning NPFL champions in front after 12 minutes, when he headed in a cross from Chidiebere Nnachi in a first half completely controlled and dominated by the hosts.
But despite dominating the rest of the encounter and wasting multiple chances, the People’s Elephant settled for a share of the spoils, as Kazeem Ogunleye’s equalizer three minutes from time earned the visitors a point.
“I’m quite angry because in a game like this where you are supposed to wrap it up in the first half, you don’t take your chances, that’s what you get in football,” the gaffer told journalists after the match.
“In the second half it was 50-50 because they came out as well because of the slim advantage that we have.
“It’s a sad one, I’m not really happy. Today, you saw all the easy tap in chances we would have taken, yet we couldn’t convert them.
“We could have even lost it at the end of the game if they had taken that last chance. It could have been zero point for us. It’s crazy.
“They (Enyimba players) have to learn from it. We were unlucky. Sometimes, you have to enforce the luck, you can’t sit down and think it’s going to come your way.”
Despite the draw, Enyimba moved a place up to 4th on the standings, with 23 points from 13 matches (though with 2 games in hand).