Rangers International FC’s rising youngster Ibrahim Olawoyin is banking on his experience against the Togolese national team last weekend to help the club in their Total CAF Confederation Cup (TotalCAFCC) game against ASC Kara of Togo.
The Flying Antelopes will face the Togolese league champions in their playoff round first leg game at Stade de Kegue in Lome on Sunday.
Olawoyin, 21, played for Nigeria’s home based Super Eagles that defeated Togo 2-0 in Lagos last Saturday and the winger believes that experience will help him further against ASC Kara who had a number of their players on parade against Nigeria.
“We are fully prepared for the game in Lome. We are fully focused and determined.
“We know the match wil be tough but we will come out victorious at the end of the game,” says Olawoyin to www.aclsports.com
Having tasted defeat in the hands of the Togolese side (on aggregate) Olawoyin says Rangers would learn from the national team by going all out for victory in Lome on Sunday.
He adds that his club will exact some sort of revenge by going past the Togolese champions into the group stage.
“We are going for the maximum victory in Lome. We are going to approach the game with determination that we can get the win so the return leg will be a formality in Enugu.
“The Togo team qualified ahead of us in the CHAN qualifier so we are also going to qualify at their expense and make it to the group stage,” he concluded.
Olawoyin scored the decisive third goal for Benedict Ugwu led Rangers when they defeated AS Pelican 3-1 in Enugu late last month to secure a 4-3 aggregate win over the Gabonese side.
He has been drafted into the Nigerian U23 side preparing for next month’s U23 Africa Cup of Nations but he, alongside teammate Anthony Shimaga have been allowed to feature for Rangers this weekend.