Finidi George Expresses Delight After Enyimba Thrashed Diambers In CAF Confederation Cup

Finidi George Expresses Delight After Enyimba Thrashed Diambers In CAF Confederation Cup

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By Amaechi Agbo

Coach of Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL side, Enyimba International FC, Finidi George has expressed delight after the Aba side thrashed Diambers FC of Senegal 3-0 in CAF Confederation Cup second leg, second round on Sunday, can report

Goals from Tosin Omoyele, Victor Mbaoma and Samuel propelled the People’s Elephant past the Senegalese side at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.

The People’s Elephant progressed to the final play-off on 4-0 aggregate after wining the first leg 1-0 in Dakar, Senegal.

Following his team’s first leg triumph, coach George explained how his men scaled Diambars’ hurdles, notwithstanding their ability to play competitive matches.

“Personally, I am happy that we played this way. We knew this team [Diambars] are a very good team technically,” he told Enyimba website.

“They pass the ball very well but at the same time we kept our composure, we kept our formation and then tried to hold them so that they cannot score an easy goal.

“In the second half we still played that way trying to contain them and the tempo dropped and that helped us as well to pass the ball a little bit more in the middle and gave us that opportunity with the few changes we made,” the former Super Eagles attacker said.

Enyimba defeated Diambers 3-0 in Aba on Sunday

He expressed worry over lack of domestic matches for his club as he pointed out that playing matches in Senegal league helped their opponents in the two encounters.

“We knew we cannot match them because I think they’ve started their league already, they’ve played a couple of games, really competitive games and they have that match rhythm,” he continued.

“So, we knew if we could play to our formation, not give them that space, which I think they had in the first twenty or twenty-five minutes that they dominate.

“After that, the tempo dropped a little bit and that permitted us to play our football a little bit.

“We saw that in the second half most players were tired after 60 minutes and we made some changes and brought in some fresh legs which really helped to give us that penalty.”

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