Fatai Osho has conceded that Enyimba could have obtained a better result than the 2-1 loss against Kano Pillars at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium on Sunday.
The People’s Elephant took a position of strength early in the game when Victor Mbaoma headed them in front in the seventh minute, but were ultimately undone by two second half goals by the hosts.
Rabiu Ali pulled level for Pillars with a penalty goal three minutes into the second half before substitute Ifeanyi Eze sealed it with a close range finish with fifteen minutes left.
Speaking with Enyimbafc.net after the fixture, Osho noted that his side were largely affected by conceding right after the restart.
“We tried our best to get the result. We started very well and along the line we lost a little bit of steam and they came at us, but we were being resilient to keep the lead in the first half. In the second half we conceded that penalty too early and that affected the whole team.
“The response was a bit okay after that goal. We had a chance to make it 2-0, we couldn’t covert that opportunity. It could have been 2-0 but that allowed Pillars.
“After the penalty was converted, that allowed them to come back into the game and we tried to see how we could actually move close to them because we realised their defence was of great help to them.
“We tried to do a whole lot of that in the second half but momentarily loss of concentration, a faulty clearance and the cross came in. We couldn’t defend our line very well at that point and that resulted in the second goal and it became a little bit more difficult. We put ourselves in that position. We could have been more tidy but that was not really happening.”