Proprietor of South African side TS Galaxy Tim Sukazi has boasted the second division outfit will reach the group stage of this season’s CAF Confederation Cup despite losing 2-0 to Enyimba in Aba in the first leg of their playoff tie on Sunday.
Goals from Victor Mbaoma and Martins Usule – their first for the club in competitive games – handed Enyimba the advantage ahead of the second leg in South Africa in a week’s time, but Sukazi is confident his boys are capable of overturning the deficit to reach the money-spinning stage of the competition at the expense of their more illustrious opponents.
“Certainly, I’ve said it, we are on a clear mission. And now it may appear like a mountain to climb, it is indeed,” Sukazi said. “Enyimba is a very strong side. Enyimba have got the experience in continental football, but we know what we need to do. In the group stages, we will beat Enyimba (to reach there), simple.
“So, that’s exactly what is going to happen when we get back home in South Africa. And come the group stages, TS Galaxy will be there. I am saying that with absolute confidence because I know the plan. Yes, I know the plan.”
Founded in 2015, TS (Tim Sukazi) Galaxy, named after their owner, defeated giants Kaizer Chiefs to win the Nedbank Cup in May and thus, qualified to play in the CAF Confederation Cup for the first time in their history.
It will represent a monumental upset if they were to overturn a 2-0 defeat to reach the group stage ahead of 2-time CAF Champions League winners, Enyimba.
Sunday’s loss to Enyimba is only their first in the competition so far, having won the previous four matches they played to reach the playoff stage.