Remo Stars head coach Daniel Ogunmodede was impressed with the efforts of his lads in Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Royal Armed Forces ASFAR in Rabat, Morocco.
Remo Stars, who were playing on the continent for the first time in their history, managed to hold the Moroccans to a stalemate and are now slight favourites to progress into the next round of the CAF Confederation Cup qualifying round.
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In his post-match reaction, Ogunmodede admitted his side were lucky to have avoided defeat in Rabat and that they were excited for the draw despite their inexperience.
“We are first-timers on the continent, inclusive of me as the coach and we played against a very tough team, an experienced side with good footballing culture and a very good team; we were lucky to come out with a draw and we are so excited.
On the performance of his players, Ogunmodede added that “I’m so proud of them”.
Looking forward to the concluding part of this first round encounter, the former youth team coach stressed that the target is just to qualify and they hope to do that on Sunday.
“We want to qualify, that’s the major plan. The team (ASFAR) is a good team so they are a tactically good side but we just want to qualify.”
On his side’s top scorer last season Andy Okpe who was missing from the game, the gaffer is still unsure of his status and will seek more clarification in the coming days.
The Sky Blue Stars returned to Lagos, Nigeria on Monday Afternoon before heading to Ikenne to begin preparations for the second leg coming up this weekend.