Enyimba forward, Abu Azeez, has said the team will bounce back stronger next season.
Seven-time Premier League champions Enyimba on Saturday crashed out of the Federation Cup following their 1-0 defeat by Nasarawa United at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan. Seun Sogbeso converted from the spot in the first half of the match to send Enyimba out.
Nasarawa will play IfeanyiUbah in the final in Lagos at a later date. The champions of the Federation Cup will represent Nigeria in next year’s CAF Confederation Cup along with Wikki Tourists.
Azeez, who started the match, old our correspondent, “The season has ended for us and we can only hope to bounce back stronger next season.
“For now, we deserve a rest. We fought well but it didn’t end well for us. I believe next season will be better for Enyimba and we will return to our rightful place in the league.
“The season didn’t end well for us since our group stage exit in the Champions League. Enyimba is a club that has played on the continent every season since the last few years and we were hoping to ensure we maintained that record by winning the Federation Cup but it was not to be.”
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