The technical adviser of Rivers United Stanley Eguma has revealed the reasons they lost heavily to Diables Noirs.
The Nigeria champions played their opening group game of the CAF Confederation Cup against the Congolese side on Sunday and lost 3-0 to the utmost surprise of football fans across the country.
While speaking to the press after the game, Eguma said his players played very well but lost concentration after 30 minutes.
“We never expected this result because we prepared for a better result but unfortunately, we got beaten 3-0.
I’m not surprised because I knew they are a good side the scoreline did not reflect the standard of the game.
You could see that in the first 30 minutes, the games were balanced and we got two corner kicks which shows that we are attacking when we conceded the first goal my players lost concentration as a result of tactical indiscipline.
We came out in the second half for goals, we got a lot of chances including a penalty but we lost them.
This is not the end, we’ve had games to play, and we have to go back and prepare for Asec Mimosa”, he said.