CAFCL: Fatai Osho Sets History Aside As Enyimba Seek Rahimo Win (AUDIO)

Enyimba coach Fatai Osho says the People’s Elephant will make sure Rahimo leave Aba empty-handed when both sides clash in the second leg of their CAF Champions League preliminary fixture on Sunday.

Still basking in their first leg 1-0 away win in Ouagadougou a week earlier, the 2-time CAF Champions League winners will progress to the first round of the competition if they avoid defeat at home to Rahimo – a side they thrashed 5-0 in the corresponding fixture a year ago at the same stage of the tournament.

But Osho is not keen about a similar result ahead of Sunday’s tie in Aba, adding that a win of any kind will just be enough for his side.

“The 5-nil (against Rahimo) is not important,” the former Remo Stars coach told “What is important now is for Enyimba to qualify. Just a lone-goal victory, but we have to win. That is our home ground.

“That’s one thing we must ensure that anybody that comes to Aba should not go back with anything at all.

“A 1-0 and a 5-0? For me, a win will be okay for us.

“Having the impression that we have to beat them 5-0 will be creating unnecessary pressure on ourselves and it is most unnecessary.”

If Enyimba progress to the next round, they will meet either AS Otoho of Congo or Sudanese giants El Merreikh for a place in the lucrative group stages of the competition they won in 2003 and 2004.

However, Osho is not looking beyond the Burkinabes just yet.

“Looking at the next opponents is a total disrespect to the Rahimo team, we can’t afford to do that,” he said.

“If we are the ones that are down going to Ouagadougou this time around, we will still fancy our chances. It is a slim scoreline (1-0).

“So, we don’t want to talk about the next opponents. Let’s cross this hurdle first, then we can know where to pick up from.”