Rivers United head coach, Stanley Eguma says his team lost concentration in key moments during Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup clash against Congo’s Diables Noirs.
The Nigerian champions lost the Group B encounter 3-0 in Brazzaville.
The hosts scored all three goals in the first half with Rivers United missing a penalty after the break.
“We never expected this result because we prepared for a better result but unfortunately, we got beaten 3-0,” Eguma said after the game.
“You could see that in the first 30 minutes, the game was balanced and we got two corner- kicks which shows that we are attacking when we conceded the first goal my players lost concentration as a result of tactical indiscipline.”
ASEC Mimosa of Cote d’Ivoire and Congo Democratic Republic’s DC Motema Pembe battled to a 0-0 draw in the group’s other game.
Rivers United will entertain ASEC Mimosa in their second group game at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt on Sunday.
CAF Confederation Cup: Rivers United boss, Eguma blames loss of concentration for defeat to Diables Noirs