By Adeboye Amosu:
Enyimba head coach, Usman Abdallah says he is proud of his players despite their disappointing semi-final exit in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The People’s Elephant fell to a 2-1 defeat to Morocco’s Raja Casablanca in the second leg of their semi-final fixture on Wednesday.
The Aba giants crashed out 3-1 on aggregate having lost the first leg 1-0 at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.
“I think that all of my boys did very well and they achieved something for themselves,” Abdallah told the media.
“Even though the club did not achieve anything. But If we look at it, we have been able to help the country recover the two full slots lost this year. Maybe probably next year, we might see how we would benefit from it. I am proud of my boys.
“I think that they did well despite the hassles we’ve gone through to reach the semi-finals. Unfortunately, we are not going to be participating in the CAF competition next year, but it is okay because the team needs regrouping as we have a little bit ups and downs.
“We need to sit down and correct most of the mistakes and improve in certain places we are weak and strengthen more of the places where we are strong and see how it goes.
“Right now, I want the boys to go and rest for about two to three weeks and enjoy the off-season with their families and we regroup again for the next season.”