Enyimba FC midfield star Austine Oladapo has vowed that his side will take their quarter-final opponents in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup; Rayon Sports very seriously when both teams clash later this month.
Two-time African champions Enyimba were on Monday handed what many believe is the easiest draw they can get in the quarterfinal of Africa’s second club competition but Oladapo told www.aclsports.com that his team must be ready to face the Rwandans who will want to prove a point against them.
“People say they are the easiest but it is not so to we the players. We know they will want to prove people wrong as long as it is Enyimba.
“We are not looking at them that way and we will be taking every game seriously,” the former Under-23 star told www.aclsports.com on Monday night.
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Enyimba who finished top of their Group C will travel to Kigali for the first leg of this quarterfinal clash on September 16 before hosting the return leg in their fortress in Aba on September 23.
Oladapo joined the People’s Elephant before the start of the current season and the left-footed midfielder who can also play as a winger has seamlessly integrated into the side, growing into an important figure in Enyimba’s star-studded team this season. Oladapo started each of Enyimba’s Confederation Cup group stage games and was hailed in many aspects for his contribution in his side’s 1-0 win over CARA Brazaville last Wednesday.
“It is never easy to play at a top club like Enyimba so I can say hardwork and God has been my secret.
“My teammates and the coaches have also been very good to me and that has helped me to adapt easily to the team’s environment and playing pattern,” added Oladapo.
Should Enyimba scale the hurdle of Rayon Sport in the quarterfinal, they will face the winner of the tie involving Moroccan side Raja Casablanca and CARA Brazaville in the semi final in October.
“Having gotten to this stage now, we are ready to work hard to win the title,” concluded the 2018 CHAN star.