Rangers International of Enugu winger Ibrahim Olawoyin is confident that his side will end their winless run under new coach Salisu Yusuf when they face Mauritanian side FC Nouadhibou on Sunday in a Total CAF Confederation Cup (TotalCAFCC) game.
Rangers have failed to win any of their last seven matches in all competitions (five of them under new coach Yusuf).
Olawoyin in a chat to www.aclsports.com after the team arrived Nouakchott, the Mauritanian capital on Friday says they are “fired” up for the task ahead of them.
“We the players are determined for this crucial away match in Mauritania so we are fired up for the task ahead,” began Olawoyin to www.aclsports.com
“We know that if we can get the maximum point in Mauritania, we will be back in contention for quarter final qualification so we want to give it our all.”
Olawoyin with one goal and an assist in the group stage of the competition has had direct contributions to two of the three goals scored by Rangers so far in this stage.
The marauding winger is not giving up his side’s chances of reaching the quarter final stage in spite of their first two losses and he insists they will win on Sunday in order to hold a qualification chance.
“It is very possible we make it out of the group stage but starting from this match on Sunday, anything short of victory might spell doom for us.
“So, we need to win and I believe we are going to win with determination and seriousness we have put into it,” added the 22-year old.
Rangers are in Mauritania without a few of their experienced legs including forward Ifeanyi George and full back Isaac Loute but will be relying on the likes of Olawoyin and Ghanaian goalkeeper Nana Bonsu for the game.
The match kicks off at 8pm Nigerian time (7pm in Mauritania) at Stade Cheikha Ould Boïdiya, in Nouakchott.