Nigerian Cup winners Rangers International are in Tunisia to face Club Sportive Sfaxien (CS Sfaxien) in their second group game of the 2018/19 CAF Confederation Cup on Wednesday night.
Rangers, led by head coach Gbenga Ogunbote are on top of Group B after the opening round of matches following their 2-0 win over Burkina Faso side Salitas in Enugu ten days ago.
The Flying Antelopes are unbeaten in this year’s competition with an impeccable record of six wins and one draw from their seven matches played but they will face their sternest test yet in the Tunisian side who defeated Tunisian rivals Etoile du Sahel 1-0 away from home in their group game.
Rangers forward Ajani Ibrahim hopes that their underdog status could be of advantage for his side.
“We may be seen as the weak team going into this match and that fits us very well as our target is to go there and surprise them.
“By God’s grace, we shall come back with a good result. The three points at stake is not too far away,” said the former Sunshine Stars forward.
Wednesday’s game will kick-off at 8pm Nigerian time at the Stade Taieb Mhri in Sfax, venue of Super Eagles’ 3-2 win over Libya in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier last October.
They have in their fold, Nigerian midfielder Kingsley Bobby Sokari, a former youth international who won the league with Enyimba in 2015. It will be the first meeting between both sides since 2013 when Rangers were disqualified for fielding an ineligible player (goalkeeper Emmanuel Daniel) after having beaten the Tunisians 1-0 over two legs.