Nigeria's remaining representatives in CAF club competition had discussions with the technical crew to review what accounted for the loss against EsperanceConcerned about the lacklustre 2-0 home loss in the home fixture of their CAF Champions League's group stage to Esperance Sportive of Tunisia, egg heads of the Ondo State Football Development Agency (ODSFA) have held a meeting with the coaching crew of the country's sole representative in Africa.
Though the contents of the meeting were not divulged, Mike Idoko, ODSFA Executive Director, told Goal.com that the club's management deemed it worthy to take a cursory look at the defeat to Esperance and to point out way forward for the rest of the club's matches on the continent.
He stated that very fruitful discussions were made which he promised would have a positive effect on the team starting with the road trip to Tunisia for the game against Etoile du Sahel next week.
Idoko assured that Sunshine would bounce back from this setback to eventually pick one of the two semi-final tickets in the course of the remaining five matches.
"We have all realised that we were just unlucky to have conceded two first half goals which Esperance held on to till the end of the game," Idoko said.
"We hit the woodwork once and had chances that their goal keeper parried to corner kick and if they had been converted it would have been a different story.
"It is not over until it is all over. We are going to fight to the end. We had cases of some other clubs whom were in the same difficult circumstances and they still qualified. All hope is not lost. We will not relent until we get what we want."
He also allayed any fear or pressure being put on the technical crew. "There is no pressure on the coaches but we held a meeting after the game and pointed out where we noted we erred and how to chart the way forward.
“The coaches assured us that they would look at the problems and mistakes noticed and necessary corrections would be made to avoid a repeat," Idoko concluded.
Sunshine are bottom of their group with no point and two goals conceded while Esperance and Etoile du Sahel both from Tunisia are in the first two spots.