Lemerre: Fatigue taking it's toll on Etoile du Sahel

Lemerre: Fatigue taking it's toll on Etoile du Sahel
Etoile Sportive du Sahel players celebrating

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday Feb 28, 2019. 16:00

Etoile du Sahel head coach Roger Lemerre is eager to guide the Tunisian giants to the CAF Confederation Cup knockout stages.

The Jewel Coast bounced back to beat Nigerian side Enugu Rangers 2-1 on Sunday in Sousse for their first win at the group stage.

The victory gave Etoile a lifeline and remain in contention for a place at the next round.

"What mattered in this game were the points and we were successful in getting them today," Lemerre said.

"Despite having conceded first, we managed to come back which wasn’t easy.

"We are fully satisfied because we are back in the race for qualification," the Frenchman added.

"The consecutive games we have been playing have taken a toll on the players which resulted in many injuries."

Etoile are looking to clinch their third Confederation Cup trophy this year.

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