Rangers’ International Head Coach, Gbenga Ogunbote has apologized for their 2-0 home loss to Tunisia’s ES Sahel on matchday four of the CAF Confederation Cup group stages, AOIFootball.com reports.
The Rangers gaffer who spoke shortly after the loss admitted his side were second best throughout the match and should have done better from the blast of the whistle.
“Firstly, I would like to apologize to the fans for the disappointing result, we let them down today and we take full responsibility for the performance. We were not good enough all day long and our boys did not play like they used to. We also were naive defensively and we paid dearly for it,” Ogunbote said.
He, however, said that the team will work hard to ensure they progress from the group and must now look beyond the game and correct their mistakes ahead of their final two fixtures in the group.
“We still have our destiny in our own hands. Yes, today’s defeat is a huge setback but I strongly believe we can qualify. It starts with our performance next Sunday against Salitas in Burkina Faso. If we play to our strengths, I am very sure we can get a result,” Ogunbote concluded.
Goals from Maher Hannachi and Iheb Msakni either half of the match ensured that the Flying Antelopes succumbed to back to back defeats after going eight games without losing a single game.
They now occupy the third spot in the group with four points from four games and will next travel to Burkina Faso to take on Salitas FC before they play host to CS Sfaxien in their final home game in Enugu later this month.