Coach Imama Amapakabo is optimistic Enyimba will bounce back from their one nil defeat to FC Taraba and has appealed for patience from the fans.
He revealed his optimism during an exclusive interview with EnyimbaFC.net after the team’s loss in Jalingo.
“We are disappointed with the outcome of the game because the result does not reflect the balance of play”, he said. “But in football, its the final result that matters, not how well a team plays so we can understand the frustration of our fans. But I appeal to them to be patient”.
“I’m very confident that we would start getting positive results very soon because in all the games we have played so far in the league, we have dominated play but it appears that our strikers are not believing in themselves to score goals, they seem to be short of confidence so it is something we need to address”.
Enyimba suffered their second defeat of the season after a strike by FC Taraba’s Bobby Abel on the half-hour mark and find themselves in 14th place on the log with four points from five games.
Coach Amapakabo however believes it’s too early to sound the alarm bells.
“This is just the start of the season and these things sometimes happen. It is possible that the new players haven’t settled well into the team and perhaps the older players are equally low on confidence, due to the results of the past games but like I said, I’m full of confidence, full of hope that this poor spell will end and we will get the team into the top four places on the log.
“With a little more time and with some specials training sessions, we will get it right. I have recognized that we are vulnerable to set pieces so its a part of everything we are going to correct and start scoring goals to match our domination during games.
“Our next game against Warri Wolves is one we will take with a lot of seriousness before returning to Aba to get to work on the flaws of the team,” Amapakabo stated.