Remo Stars goalkeeper Bankole Kayode believes his side have what it takes to beat Royal Armed Forces ASFAR in Ikenne after Sunday’s 1-1 draw in their CAF Confederation Cup first leg in Rabat.
ASFAR took the lead through Diney Borges shortly before the hour mark, before Adams Olamilekan glanced Seun Ogunribide’s corner kick to ensure the game finished in a stalemate.
Kayode, who was in goal for the game, put up a man-of-match performance as the Sky Blue Stars played their first-ever game on the continent, stringing up a couple of fantastic saves to help his side escape Rabat without a defeat.
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While speaking to the club’s media team after the game, Bankole said it was a great experience to have played in front of the mammoth crowd at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium on Sunday.
“The experience was massive. The turn up of the (ASFAR) fans, although we have been playing in stadium with fans but the way they did their things was amazing.
“Personally, it was a great experience for me. I have always dreamt of playing in a bigger club, so it was a great feeling seeing the fans and I was very happy to play the match,” said the former Shooting Stars youth goalkeeper.
On his thoughts ahead of the second leg in Ikenne, Bankole believes his side will beat the Moroccans at the Remo Stars Stadium on Sunday.
“We have the believe that we will beat them in Ikenne because it’s our home ground and we know that we are going to win. For us to pick a draw in Rabat, definitely we are going to get a win in Ikenne.
The Remo Stars contingent have since returned to Nigeria to begin preparations ahead of the second leg of the tie in Ikenne on Sunday.
The winner of the fixture over the two legs will face either Ashanti Golden Boys of Guinea or Nouakchott Kings of Mauritania in the next round of the qualifiers.