Femmak football academy coach, Ahmad Ahmad has thumbed up his players for their superb performance against Spartans football club in their round of 16 encounter at the Agege Stadium on Monday.
Two first half goals from Udoh Godwin and Monoko Zame in the 20th and 43rd minutes ensured the non-league side claim a 2-1 victory over MyPeople FC, which got a consolation goal in the 83rd minute of the clash, and the tactician says he gave his boys kudos due to their ability to hold on to the victory all through the second half.
"We had issues dealing with high balls, the opposition wasn't playing the game, they were just busy throwing long balls anytime they had the opportunity to control the ball and it's a little difficult to defend," Ahmad told Goal.
"I will give credit to my boys for even for holding on until that time they conceded the goal and usually it is like that in the Nigerian football, once your opponent cannot find a way to break your defense down, they turn to long balls.
"We had them on the counter on several occasions in the game, only that the striker was not at his best today, if not, they would have conceded even more in the first half of the game.
"Anytime they send the ball into my box, it also ends in counter attack, which is not the best method to use. It is better you play your game and allow the chances to come and take them.
"So I will commend the players for holding up till late in the game before conceding the only goal they did in that encounter.
"No, I faced tougher opposition earlier but today, I will say I faced an experienced opposition, and to my surprise, the experience didn't even work.
"In fact, if not for the timing of the match, we would have had a more interesting game, but in all, we thank God for the victory."