CAFCC: Enyimba will not take Energie for granted, says Ojo

CAFCC: Enyimba will not take Energie for granted, says Ojo

With a 2-0 lead from the away leg, former CAF Champions League winners Enyimba virtually have a leg in the next round of the CAF Confederation Cup but, they must finish the business this Sunday.

The People’s Elephant as Enyimba are known will face Benin Republic side Energie FC in Calabar, knowing that they are all but assured of a place in the next round.

Team’s versatile star Dare Ojo has however sounded a note of caution that the tie is not all over yet.

“The fact that we won the first leg doesn’t mean we have qualified,” Ojo, who played as right back in the first leg told on Friday.

“They are not pushovers. (Energie FC are) a very good side. It is still a game of 90 minutes. Our preparation is still on to make sure we go into the next stage and i believe with faith that God will see us through,” he added.

The last time Enyimba played on the continent was 2016 when Paul Aigbogun led the team to the group stage of the Champions League, finishing third behind Mamelodi Sundowns and Zamalek.

Ojo scored one of the best goals in that year’s tournament (at Sundowns) and he eulogises the impact of Aigbogun.

“It’s very true that Coach Paul is a very good tactician. I played under him in 2016 and right now he approaches all games the way they come and we try to adapt to all kind of formations he brings.”

Confederation Cup is the only trophy on the continent  missing in Enyimba’s cabinet. They won the lucrative Champions League back-to-back in 2003 and 2004 but this year’s tournament gives them another chance to stake a claim for it.

“Enyimba are a big team in Nigeria yet we have never won the Confederation Cup. This year, we have players that are equal to the task.

“We are working very hard to make sure we win it this year and with our zeal, determination and unity, I know God will see us through,” Ojo submitted.

Enyimba’s game against Energie FC will hold at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar starting from 4pm local time on Sunday.

Your Sports Memo, will be in Calabar for the coverage of the game.

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