Enyimba coach Finidi George has expressed his side’s readiness ahead of this weekend’s CAF Confederation Cup clash against Senegalese outfit Diambars.
The 2-time African champions travel to Thies for the first leg of their 2nd preliminary round tie against the former Senegalese league winners, with the reverse fixture in Aba a week later.
In what will be Finidi George’s first competitive game as Enyimba coach since his appointment last month, the former Super Eagles star says he is impressed with how his team is shaping up for the clash, adding that he also has a good knowledge of their opponents, Diambars, which was co-founded by Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira in 2003.
“I think the team is ready; we are ready to go,” the former Ajax and Real Betis winger said.
“We’ve played series of friendly games and we keep changing, trying to correct our mistakes in those friendly games, but it’s been impressive.
“So, we are very happy with the players. I think we are beginning to see what we expect of them, and we’ll keep working on getting better. But I think we are on a good path. By the weekend, we’ll be ready to go.
On Diambars, the 50-year-old added: “I have seen them. I know their strong points and their weaknesses. Yeah, it’s for us (technical crew) and my team to talk about that. But I think we’ve seen them, we’ve seen them.”
Last season former handler Fatai Osho, who is now with Rivers United, guided the People’s Elephant to the quarter-finals of the CAF Confederation Cup, losing to Egyptian side Pyramids over two legs.