Ex-footballers Friday Ekpo and Victor Ezeji consider Enyimba can be dealing with an inconceivable job to show the deficit after they face Egyptians Pyramids FC within the second leg quarter-final of the Confederation Cup.
Enyimba misplaced the primary leg 4-1 in Cairo on Sunday after going forward within the first minute.
Talking with our correspondent on Monday, each Ezeji and Ekpo stated the defensive frailty of the Aba-based aspect was their biggest undoing, including that it’d pose issues for them within the reverse fixture.
“It will likely be very tough for Enyimba to qualify. If it was within the group stage, we’d have stated they might win 1-0 and qualify. It isn’t inconceivable although, however for those who have a look at Enyimba’s file, they haven’t been scoring many objectives,” Ezeji, a CAF Champions League winner with Enyimba, stated.
“It’s going to be a really tough job for them and we all know the North Africans and their antics. They are going to come, kill on a regular basis and probably the most you’ll be able to play within the sport is perhaps 65 minutes as a result of they may waste the complete day away. They are going to frustrate you and do all they’ll to get what they got here for. Any individual is perhaps despatched off.
“Enyimba didn’t do themselves any good by conceding 4 objectives within the first leg, however one factor they should do is to work on their defence as a result of all of the 4 objectives had been defensive errors, they didn’t present the category of Enyimba.”
Ekpo added that the Egyptians could be assured after an emphatic first leg win.
“Enyimba conceded objectives resulting from defensive errors. Possibly they’ll do one thing about that, however scoring 4 objectives can be a tall dream. And with this sort of defence, they are going to be jittery towards their opponents in the course of the second leg.
“The Egyptians can be coming with confidence, figuring out that Enyimba will attempt to assault to attain three objectives,” Ekpo informed The PUNCH.
Enyimba coach Fatai Osho, throughout his post-match response, stated his workforce would give their finest to make sure qualification.
“Now we have to allow them to (the gamers) know that it’s not over but. Now we have to play and rating and never concede; if we are able to do this now we have a hope. A state of affairs the place we are able to rating one or two objectives, that brings hope and now we have to work on their psyche,” Osho stated.
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