Enyimba head coach Usman Abd’Allah said Dakkada FC played with guts after the sides’ encounter in the NPFL on Sunday.
Dakkada FC scored a late winner against the holders and picked up their first win since the name change from Akwa Starlets.
Utibe Arit had given the hosts the lead ten minutes earlier, but in form Victor Mbaoma scored the equaliser five minutes from time.
Utibe scored again in stoppage time to condemn Enyimba to their second league defeat of the season.
“I think the opponents played well,” said Abd’Allah.
“I like the guts of a new team in the NPFL and sometimes apart from losing, you have to be happy because I think our football is developing in Nigeria if you can see teams like that doing well for the first time.
“I think credit should go to the coaches because they played well.
“Today, a lot of things happened (to Enyimba), the goals I was expecting, they couldn’t score it and we conceded very very stupid goals.
“I am very unhappy with the goals we conceded and the manner with which we conceded them, even though some of the players here are playing just for the second time in the league, we have a lot of injuries so not many first team players came but that is the essence of having a strong squad,” lamented Abd’Allah
Enyimba will face Lobi Stars at the home on Wednesday while Dakkada make a long trip to Katsina United.