Nigeria’s last hope in the 2019/20 Total CAF Confederation Cup (TotalCAFCC) Enyimba International FC remain upbeat over their chance of a turnaround when they face Guinea’s Horoya AC on Sunday.
The current Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions were held 1-1 by the wealthy Guinean side at their home ground in Aba on Sunday leaving them with a difficult task in Conakry.
Head coach of the team Fatai Osho and defender Stanley Okorom spoke to www.aclsports.com before the team departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport aboard an Air Coted’voire flight on Friday morning.
Osho believes his side still have a good chance of progressing especially due to their away form.
“We stand a very good chance like I said earlier. The last time we were on an away ground we scored five goals and you want to look at that team and believe they can do it anywhere.
“This is a CAF competition where you have superb officiating, so there is absolutely nothing to worry about. We still fancy our chances. I know they would like to come at us. We would be ready to really give a fight,” said the Sugar Ball exponent.
Okorom was an unused substitute for the People’s Elephant on Sunday but the former MFM FC full back is poised to return for the return leg. He insists that his team must put more effort in the return leg than they did in the first.
“We need to add more effort on Sunday. The team (Horoya) is not a small team so we need to wake up and add more effort and put more bite in the match,” says Okorom.
“The few days we trained we know that the team spirit is very high. There is no panic.
“I believe in our team, I believe the players and I believe the team spirit. I don’t see the game that we are out. It’s not all over,” adds Okorom.
Burundian referee Pacifique Ndabihawenimana will be in charge of proceedings at the September 28 Stadium in Conakry on Sunday. Kickoff time for the game is 4 pm local time, which is 5pm in Nigeria.