Lobi Stars coach, Solomon Ogbeide, has reflected on the loss to Mamelodi Sundowns as he prepares his team to face Asec Mimosas in the CAF Champions League.
Ogbeide cited misguided preparations as the major factor that cost his side in the 3-0 loss to Sundowns.
”Everybody in a football club is important. So, any mistake made by anybody is visited on the team and information is very vital and we should improve on it," Ogbeide told PM News.
”It was in South Africa that we learnt that Otakho was ineligible and CAF is an organised authority and they do not make mistake.
”We expect that players and their booking should be communicated to clubs days before their match for teams to get their house in order.
”This will help to produce the best team at the end of the competition.
”Had it been that I knew beforehand, my preparation would have taken another dimension without the midfielder and we would have come out of the match unscathed.
The Nigeria Professional Football League champions faced a massive yellow army in Pretoria, and Ogbeide says nothing is the same in Nigeria.
”The voices of your fans help to motivate a team and they act as a driving force. Besides, the team we played had been together for along time.
”Consistency worked for them as their coach had been with the players for years and they only add few players to strengthen their team.
”Such is not the same in Nigeria,” concluded.
The Ortom Boys take on Ivorian giants Asec Mimosas at Enugu’s Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium at 18:00 this evening.