Enyimba chairman Felix Anyansi-Agwu has said the 7-time Nigeria Professional Football League champions are determined to lift this year’s CAF Confederation Cup –the only trophy missing in their cabinet-following their passage to the group phase of the competition.
On Wednesday in Calabar, the 2-time CAF Champions League winners booked a place in the round-robin group phase of the Confederation Cup, courtesy of the away goal rule at the expense of South African champions, Bidvest Wits, after both sides ended the two-legged play-off tie 1-1 on aggregate.
And ahead of the group phase draw in Cairo, Egypt on Saturday, the seasoned administrator stated that Nigeria’s most successful club will now give everything to become the first side in the country to lift the title since its inception in 2004.
“We have made a lot of effort to have gotten to the group stage; it is always the ultimate. We can never let go of this particular trophy, except something dramatic happens,” Anyansi-Agwu vowed. “But the ultimate is to go and win the trophy.
“And it is more challenging winning the trophy. Not being boastful, it is challenging because this is the only trophy that is not in our cabinet.
“We’ve won everything in the domestic league. In Nigeria we have set the pace. We have won the league severally. We have 27 trophies; which is unprecedented: CAF Champions League, Super Cup, all these and that. The only trophy that is remaining for us to win is this Confederation Cup. We will give our best to win it,” he promised.
Enyimba, who have been seeded for the group phase draw along with AS Vita of the Democratic Republic Congo, USM Alger of Algeria and Sudanese giants, Al Hilal, will know their opponents tomorrow when the draw is staged in Cairo, as they continue their quest for a maiden CAF Confederation Cup title.