In the aftermath of our game against Rahimo FC on Sunday, Fatai Osho has identified goalscoring as the key area that must be improved upon.
Austin Oladapo’s long range strike was cancelled out by Pape Ware solo effort as we played out a 1-1 with the Burkinabe team, but the scoreline did not in any way tell the whole story of a game that was characterized by misses.
Tosin Omoyele, Anayo Iwuala and Dayo Ojo failed to convert early chances as we were held until Oladapo’s breakthrough arrived on the hour; and Osho has expressed concerns over the team’s conversion rate.
“You can see we were just too wasteful. We should have wrapped up the whole game in the first half.
“When you keep throwing away chances like that, you are empowering your opponents to come into the game and that’s something we discussed prior to this match.
“You’ve got to be deadly. In Burkina Faso also we created a lot of chances but couldn’t covert them. But I think we can still get better in front of goal. That was our greatest undoing (against Rahimo). We were just too wasteful.”
The skipper, Oladapo shares the same view with the gaffer, insisting that corrections must be made before the first round tie against Al Merrikh.
“We need to improve on converting our chances. If you look at the game (against Rahimo), we had a lot of chances to score more goals but we did not take those chances.
“We are playing against a very big team, Al Merrikh, and for us to scale through against such a team we have to convert our chances.”