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Lemerre: Etoile took their chances against Rangers

Etoile du Sahel head coach Roger Lemerre has stated that there was nothing much to separate between his Tunisian side and Enugu Rangers besides the fact that his players took their chances last weekend in the Matchday Four of the CAF Confederation Cup tie played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.

Goals from Hannachi Maher and Mohammed Msakni in the 19th and 69th minutes from the penalty spot confined the Flying Antelopes to their first home loss in the second-tier club competition this year but the Frenchman in his post-match interview said that the Flying Antelopes are a tough side and could still progress to the next round of the competition with more hard work.

He admonished Rangers players to learn to convert their chances better in their remaining two games if they are nurturing the ambition of a place in the quarter-final stage of Africa’s second-tier club competition.

It was a tough match against a very good side,” Lemerre told the media.

“Rangers failed to take their chances while we took our own. Any team can still qualify for the quarter-finals.”

Read Also: CAF Confederation Cup: Rangers lose 2-0 to Etoile du Sahel in Enugu

Rangers slipped to third in Group B with four points from four games and they must secure a win against Salitas of Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou this weekend if they do not want to kiss the competition goodbye with a game to spare.

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