Enyimba must draw lessons from difficult moments and challenge themselves to higher achievements amidst challenges.
This is the verdict of Ghanaian midfielder Farouk Mohammed, as the People’s Elephant regroup for their Nigeria Professional Football League opener against Abia Warriors on Tuesday.
Enyimba come into the NPFL fixture on the back of a demoralizing defeat against Al Merrikh in the Champions League, having gone down 3-0 to the Sudanese side in the first round fixture.
Farouk, who led the team in Omdurman following the absence of captain Austin Oladapo, is however of the opinion that the result, if well harnessed, can spur the team to a good run on both domestic and continental fronts.
“This kind of results come once in a while. Even the biggest teams sometimes suffer such defeats, but it is all about how you handle it.
“We are experienced players and we know if we continue to believe in ourselves and not dwell so much on it, it can motivate us to go on a good run.
“The coaches have been speaking to us, counselling us to remain optimistic, and if every player can handle it that way, then we can bounce back easily.
“Abia Warriors is not an easy game but we have to start from there. We have to start to build our confidence and return to winning ways because the league will be very competitive this season.”