Ivory Coast sensational side Williamsville Athletic Club (WAC) will play as guests to Nigerian club Enyimba in the Caf Confederation Cup on Wednesday.
WAC, a club which was in the second tier league just two years ago, are currently leading their Group C with 4 points, while Enyimba are on 3.
ACLsports spoke to WAC coach Kjetil Zachariassen ahead of their meeting in Port Harcourt where he believes they could make a statement.
“We know how huge Enyimba are and the history of the club in the bigger competition Caf Champions League. We are a young side compared to them. However, we are confident of the game we are taking to them and how it’s going to play out,” the Norwegian said.
“We like to hold and keep the ball to prevent the opponent from using it. That has been our tactics and we are keeping with that against Enyimba. They would come at us. They are playing in front of their home fans and don’t forget they are one point down. They would do anything to upset us, but we believe we can do something,” he said.
WAC is co-owned by Didier Drogba but the coach says the Chelsea legend never intervenes in the day to day running of the outfit or game plans.
“We respect Didier Drogba. We are happy and proud that he is with us now, but he hardly comes here. He never interferes with our activities. He is just on the business side which we know nothing about, as a playing body.”
WAC have a couple of Nigerians in the team, who are performing brightly. Would that be of any advantage to the team in Nigeria?
“I don’t really think so. There is that natural tendency to improve your game when you are playing at home in your country for national coaches to spot you. But I believe they are going to follow the general rhythm of our team and do their best individually.”
The Ivorian team will host Enyimba in Abidjan on July 29.