Enyimba FC goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai has told www.aclsports.com he hopes to keep another clean sheet when his team face Rwandan side Rayon Sports in their first leg quarter final clash of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday.
Afelokhai was the star of the show when Enyimba defeated Djoliba in Mali in their penultimate group game last month before completing a consecutive clean sheet in their game against CARA Brazaville in Aba two weeks ago.
“I really pray and hope that I will go there and keep another clean sheet,” said Afelokhai to www.aclsports.com
“I believe that God will do it again and with my teammates’ cooperation as well, once we get to play as a team, I believe we will come out with victory and I will do well and also my teammates to see I get another clean sheet.”
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The People’s Elephant arrived the Rwandan capital, Kigali on Friday evening ahead of Sunday’s fixture and will have a feel of the match venue on Saturday. Afelokhai and Super Eagles star Ikechukwu Ezenwa are the two goalkeepers on the trip. The former Kano Pillars goalkeeper also speaks about their opponents.
“We have not played against them before and we cannot underrate any country or any club. For them to get to the quarter finals. It means they are good so we just need to approach them as if we are playing our final match for us to get to the next stage.
“We just need to do all our best. We don’t need to underrate them.”
Enyimba are bidding to win the Confederation Cup for the first time but Rayon Sports stand between them and a possible semi-final meeting with Moroccan side Raja Casablanca. Afelokhai further reiterates his team’s desire to get a good result in Kigali.
“We really need to win the game or get a draw. By the grace of God, we are going there to give all our best and get something good out of the game.
The game will be played at the Stade Régional Nyamirambo, Kigali at 3pm local time (2pm in Nigeria) on Sunday with the return leg holding in Aba, Nigeria exactly a week later.