USM Alger coach makes surprise Plateau United admission

Caf Club Cups By: Linus Onyeze | 08/04/2018

CAF CC: Plateau United get slim win over USM Alger

USM Alger head coach Miloud Hamdi says they would need to improve if they are to beat Plateau United to the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup.

The Algerian side narrowly lost 2-1 to the Nigerian champions in Lagos on Saturday, but Hamdi is of the opinion that they would need to do better in the return leg to oust Plateau United from the competition.

“Plateau United have a lot of quality players and they made things difficult for us in the game. They are a strong opposition who will be difficult for us to beat at home,” Hamdi told CSN after the game.

“We are happy with the scoreline as we didn’t concede too many goals but it will be difficult to beat Plateau United in Algiers.

“We have to play better than we did here to have a chance of qualifying ahead of them.”

“My players did well despite the harsh weather and created good chances too.

”Though we were a bit lucky in the game, I still believe we gave a good account of ouserlves.”