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Eguma Plays Down Dolphins’ Defeat At Malabo

Eguma Plays Down Dolphins’ Defeat At Malabo

–Upbeat they will earn second round berth

Dolphins manager, Stanley hid his frustration over his team’s 1-0 defeat in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in the hands of hosts, Vegetenario in the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round first leg tie at the weekend with a declaration that it was a wake up call.

The defeat extends to six, the number of competitive games the Garden City outfit had lost since the turn of the new year.

Dolphins had on the build up to the continental trip lost all five super six games even without a serious minded striker in the fold.

Eguma said it was a defeat difficult to swallow but added it was a wake up call which his boys must quickly respond to when the return leg match takes place in Port Harcourt.

“It was difficult to take, honestly speaking. I’m not making any escuses but you need to watch the video clips of the match.

“We had the game under control, we dominated possession but had no goal to show for our efforts, it’s really painful”, Eguma lamented.

He disclosed that his charges lacked the cutting edge in the final third, a development he stressed they must really have to address before the return leg match.

“We created a lot of scoring chances but could not take them. Other factors also contributed but like I said, it’s not time to give excuses.

“It’s a wake up call and we must respond to it. Yes the Equatorial Guineans are not entirely bad but it was a game we ought to have won”, he added.

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