Charles Henlong © Shengolpixs
Enugu Rangers central midfielder Charles Henlong has said his side will overturn the goal disadvantage against the Egyptian giants, Zamalek Sporting Club.
The Nigerian champions were humbled 1-4 by the Mediterranean Knights in a Caf Champions League first round clash at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo, Egypt.
Henlong said his side have worked on the mistakes that caused them the heavy loss with the aim of getting it right in the reverse fixture clash on Sunday in Enugu.
“Definitely, the 1-4 disadvantage to Zamalek SC can be redeemed and come Sunday in Enugu we will overturn the result.
“We left the pitch in Cairo telling ourselves the clash was easy even though we ended up losers.
“We have continued to ask ourselves what went wrong in the clash as we have no business whatsoever to lose the match in the first place.
“We were thoroughly ashamed of ourselves. Except for just one goal, the others were as a result of momentary loss of concentration.
“However, the good thing right now is that we know fully well the opponents strengths and weaknesses.
“Of course, we have worked on the mistakes that caused us the huge defeat in Cairo, Egypt.
“At Enugu on Sunday the loss of concentration will not happen again as necessary corrections have been done.
“We are confident to survive the Zamalek SC scare as well as go ahead to qualify for the next round of the competition.
“We will not exit from the competition at this stage. We shall win convincingly to restore confidence in the minds of Nigerians,” said the former Giwa FC and Mighty Jets midfield maestro to supersport.com.
The reverse fixture clash will be held on Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu with the aggregate winners advancing to the next stage of Africa’s first tier club competition.