"African players have everything. The ones in my team have great technique, they're hungry to learn and they want success.
"I was very impressed with Kano Pillars, who I thought played some fantastic football. From box to box they were excellent.
"What they lacked was a killer instinct in front of goal, while defensively they got punished for being a bit naÃ¯ve at times.
"But they worked some excellent set-plays on us - you could see they'd been well coached.
"They were a credit with the way they passed and played. I thought they were a very good team. There wasn't a five goal difference between the teams."