CAFCC: It’s very difficult to overturn Rivers United 5-0 lead – Al Nasr coach Zoran Milinkovic

CAFCC: The better team won - Al Nasr coach Zoran Milinkovic

Zoran Milinkovic, the coach of Al Nasr of Libya, voiced dissatisfaction with his performance on the field against Rivers United during their CAF Confederation Cup match on Wednesday. CAFCC: The better team won - Al Nasr coach Zoran Milinkovic

Zoran Milinkovic acknowledged that Rivers United, the champions of the Nigeria Professional Football League, were worthy of their 5-0 victory and expressed his respect and admiration for them.

In the first leg of the Confederation Cup playoffs at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, the Stanley Eguma team crushed their Libyan counterpart – Al Nasr by a convincing score of 5-0.

In his post-game press conference, the Al Nasr’s coach claimed that the odds were stacked against his team. He also said that given how poorly his team played, it would be challenging to change the outcome.

Our performance today was very bad and Rivers United was the better team. Overturning this result in the second leg is very difficult but we have to play the game and do much better.” – he said.

Coach Zoran Milinkovic stressed that;

The referee awarded two penalties but it looks like everything is against us today, nothing worked for us today“, he said.

With goals from Malachi Ohawume, Kazie Enyinnaya, Paul Acquah, and a brace from Ebube Duru the Pride of Rivers now have a commanding 5-0 lead going into the rematch the following week.

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Having performed poorly in the CAF Champions League, Rivers United was dropped to the Confederations Cup. The Port Harcourt team is currently just a draw away from securing their place and will attempt to do so on November 9.

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