Finidi Blames Enyimba's 4-0 Defeat To Wydad On A "Few Mistakes"

The match which took place on Thursday night in Casablanca, where Enyimba lost 3-0 after losing the first leg 1-0 at home.
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Head coach of Enyimba FC, Finidi George has blamed the team's "few mistakes" for their elimination from the African Football League.

After falling to Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco 4-0 on aggregate, the Nigerian champions were eliminated from the competition's maiden edition.

The match which took place on Thursday night in Casablanca, where Enyimba lost 3-0 after losing the first leg 1-0 at home.

After the second leg, Finidi evaluated how his team had performed.

The Super Eagles assistant coach was quoted by the club’s official website. He said, "I think it was not a good match for us especially in the first half."

“But I think it was because of the way Wydad played, a lot of pressure and few mistakes from my players,and they got that early goal.”

Despite the heavy defeat, Finidi believes the future is bright for his side.

“We have a lot of young players,” Finidi noted.

“We are working towards something. I think in the coming years, these players will graduate and they will have that experience.

“For them, it’s a big experience playing in a big tournament like this. Unfortunately, we didn’t qualify. So, we’ll learn from what we’ve done wrong and try to be better in the future.

“It’s a good tournament, and for the young players that are coming up, it’s also a good experience for them. In one or two years they will have the experience and whenever they compete like this, they’ll do much better.”

Recall that the two-time African champions were eliminated early from the CAF Champions League as well.

The Nigeria Premier Football League title defense will now be the Aba giants' main focus.

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