CAF CL: Enyimba coach Abd’Allah says Rahimo defeat not catastrophic
CAF CL: Enyimba coach Abd’Allah says Rahimo defeat not catastrophic
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CAF CL: Enyimba coach Abd’Allah says Rahimo defeat not catastrophic

Enyimba coach Usman Abd’Allah is not giving up yet despite the 1-0 defeat his side suffered to Rahimo FC in the preliminary round first leg tie of the CAF Champions League on Saturday.

Zanon's 30th minute goal separated the two sides and earned the Burkina Faso club all three points.

Abd’Allah said the 1-0 Champions League loss is not a good result for Enyimba but it is also not catastrophic.

"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 the media in his post-match interview

"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.”

The two-time African champions will host the return leg on August 23 at the Enyimba Stadium in Aba.