Enyimba midfielder Austin Oladapo says he is extremely confident the People’s Elephant will overturn their first-leg loss in the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League to Rahimo FC of Burkina Faso and book a place in the next stage of the competition.
Trailing 0-1 from the first leg about a fortnight ago in Ouagadougou, 2-time CAF Champions League winners Enyimba host the exciting and youthful Burkinabes on Sunday in Aba in a match CAF has ruled must be played behind closed doors.
Preparations for the reverse fixture have been impressive for the 8-time Nigerian champions, who trashed non-league side, Destiny FC 6-1 on Tuesday after earlier wins against Diamond Stars, Wilbros FC and NPFL side Delta Force.
“We need a win in the game (against Rahimo). A 2-0 win will make us qualify, we all know that,” the former FC IfeanyiUbah player stated. “All the players in the team know what is needed from us come Sunday.”
“I believe in the team, I believe in every player here, and as you can see, our trainings have been wonderful, and our friendly matches have been good. So, I believe that at the end of the day, we will do it. I believe in my team. We are going to make everyone proud come Sunday and we are going to qualify to the next round,” a very confident Oladapo said.
Aggregate winners of the tie will advance to the first round of the competition.
Kickoff for Sunday’s match is slated for 4pm local time at the Enyimba International stadium.