Rivers United coach Stanley Eguma commended his charges for the performance in the 1-0 win over FUS Rabat in the CAF Confederation Cup.
The Nigeria Premier League champions needed a lone goal from Emeka Atuloma in the 71st minute to earn their first maximum points of the competition to leave Group A wide open.
“The victory was hard earned,” he told Cafonline. “I commend the players for their performance even as the game became tougher and tougher,” he added.
Nevertheless, Eguma says his players over respected their opponents and that played against them.
My players respected FUS Rabat too much and that affected our game. I expected them to put the ball on ground based on the height of our opponents but I think they were carried and that put much pressure on us.
He also admitted the Moroccans are far much experienced at this stage and believes his side should have scored more but says the most important thing was victory.
The Moroccan are experienced and have been in this business longer, though much goals were expected the most important thing here is that we recorded three points at home, and that is what matters to me.
Rivers’ next game is in Kampala against Uganda’s KCCA on Saturday, June 3 before a return match ten days later in Port Harcourt.