Despite losing 1-0 to Rahimo FC in a CAF Champions League preliminary round tie on Saturday in Ouagadougou, Enyimba International head coach Usman Abd’Allah has picked positives from the game.
The two-time CAF Champions League winners conceded a 30th minute goal which Abd’Allah said it offered them lessons and remained optimistic they will win the second leg encounter.
“It’s not a good result for us, but at the same time it’s not catastrophic because if we had lost by two goals or three then it would be a difficult situation,” Abd’Allah told reporters.
“As you know, we are all starting and results are always this way until we get ourselves into the competition where we get much fitter.
“They have a youthful and young team with very good mobility and good techniques and they are very fit.
“The goal came in with a deflection. We could have saved that goal, but now we have to go back to Aba and cancel the goal and have to get another one more goal to seal the deal.
“We’ve seen the team now so the most important thing is to go back, sit down and work with what we’ve seen of the team.”
Enyimba will need to win at least two-goal difference, in the return leg to be played on August 23 in Aba, for them to book a ticket in the next round of the competition.