Lagos - Smouha coach Helmy Toulan insists Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Enyimba is not a bad result, Supersport reports.
The “Blue Wave” lost narrowly to the People’s Elephants who struck via Raphael Boumsong in the 56th minute of the first leg, first round Caf Champions League contest.
Toulan said he prosecuted Sunday’s game with reserve players as he was forced to make do without the services of no less than ten of his first team players.
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“I am satisfied because I did not play this game with ten of my first team players.
“I am talking about extremely outstanding players who we left behind in Cairo.
“This game against Enyimba was prosecuted by reserve players.
“Some of the players in question are injured. The others have to serve in the military in Egypt,” Toulan told supersport.com.
The Smouha coach then identified two Enyimba players as “truly special” adding that his charges will seek to nullify the threat they pose ahead of the return leg in Egypt.
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