George Finidi, the head coach of Enyimba FC has said his men produced a shoddy performance against Akwa United after his side was held to a 0-0 draw at home on Wednesday.
Finidi's men were looking to replicate their 2-1 match-winning performance against Nasarawa United on the opening day but Akwa United who lost 2-0 to newly promoted Bendel Insurance in matchday one fixture proved to be a thorn in their flesh.
The eight-time champions had two goal-scoring opportunities to seal victory on their turf but Chibuike Nwaiwu and Chijoke Mbaoma wasted both chances.
Finidi was left to rue the missed chances which made them share the spoils, admitting that his side must improve their mentality to be able to win games.
“We allowed them to outplay us in the first half but change things after the break.
"That should have been our approach from the beginning,” Finidi told the club’s media.
“We are not happy with the one point we got from the game but that’s a lesson for us
“We didn’t concede. The two centre-backs did well. That’s the only positive we can take from the game.
“We have to improve our mentality. This is Enyimba. Clubs will come here with the sole aim of beating us.
"They will be motivated when they play against us.
“Our mindset must change when we are playing home games. That’s what we have to do henceforth.”