“We need to do better”

Stand in coach, Ortega Deniran has offered his evaluation of the team’s performance in yesterday’s 1-2 loss against Niger Tornadoes.

The People’s Elephant failed to build on the momentum of consecutive victories, missing out on the chance to close up on the top three.

Speaking on the back of the defeat, Ortega, who has overseen Enyimba’s last three games in the absence of head coach Finidi George said:

“Not exactly the result we wanted but it’s a fair game. Congrats to the opponents who forced us to play their own style.

“The pitch is not okay but it’s for both of the teams so we can’t complain. It’s just sportsmanship – sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes you draw.

“We take the lose in good fate and go back to the drawing board. I think my boys need to do better in the defence line. We need to work on our defence line again.”

The defeat has seen Enyimba slip two places to sixth on the standing, but Deniran provides optimism on the team’s chances of finishing the season on a high.

“We dropped to sixth but like I said, we still have six games to go. We will try to win as many as we can and that will hopefully leave us in an appreciable position.”

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