Ernest Ezinwo concerned about El Kanemi Warriors winless run

The Borno Army bowed to a narrow defeat against the Flying Antelopes and the assistant gaffer is worried by their current poor form

El Kanemi Warriors assistant coach Ernest Ezinwo has expressed his concerns over his side's five-match winless run after 1-0 defeat against Enugu Rangers.

Substitute Kelvin Itoya struck late to ensure Imama Amapakabo's men suffered their fourth defeat of the season at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Sunday.

And the assistant gaffer, who blamed ill-luck for their narrow loss in Enugu, is confident they will end their woeful run in subsequent games while reflecting on Rangers’ change in tactics.

"It is one of those things in football. You win some, lose some and draw at times," Ezinwo told Goal.

"At times one could have a good game but end up losing. We came with a good intention to win but we lost. That's football for you.

"We were excellent against Rangers. We had a good game but it is unfortunate that luck was not on our side and we just have to accept the result.

"This was not the Rangers we left two years ago because the pattern of play and philosophy has changed tremendously from what we set while here.

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"Then they use to make three to four touches of the ball but now they now play long balls which could be the new coach's playing style.

"We have not won in last five matches and that's a serious concern for us. We are working hard to correct it and I know we are going to get it right."

With the loss, El Kanemi are now bottom of the league log with eight points from eight games so far.