Apache Error logs


Just set up 4.12.3 started importing previous log files, access logs are set to combined in Apache conf
and they import no problem, error logs are throwing an error:

“Fatal error: cannot automatically determine the log format using the first 100000 lines of the log file.”

Log format cannot be set in for error logs in Apache conf?

“ErrorLog takes one argument, The filename of the error log”

This is my import cmd
python /var/www/html/matomo/misc/log-analytics/ --url=***************** --idsite=2 --recorders=4 --enable-http-errors --enable-http-redirects --enable-static --enable-bots /path/to/log/file/***********-error.log

Where am I going wrong?