Enyimba FC Chairman, Felix Anyasi-Agwu is confident that the Nigerian representative in the elite club competition has all it takes to getting the result against host, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.
The two teams will battle tomorrow at the Lucas Moripe Stadium from 7pm Nigerian time with contrasting fortune from the opening Group B round of matches.
While Sundowns are aiming to pick the maximum points and sit atop the group following the expulsion of Entente Setif of Tunisia whom they were leading before the match was abandoned, former champions, Enyimba are hoping for a bounce back journey after losing at home to Zamalek on Match-day one in Port Harcourt.
“We are not under any pressure to play this match and the players are in the right frame of mind to get the result in South Africa on Wednesday,” Anyansi responded at the Murtala International Airport on Sunday night before the team’s departure.
“The loss in Port Harcourt was a major setback and we have used the domestic game after the loss to keep ourselves back on track and all hands are on deck to ensure that we get positive result from the match,” he remarked.
Enyimba were warmly received by the Nigerian community led by Ikechukwu Anyene at the O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.
Later, they moved to Pretoria and had their first training session yesterday evening.
They are expected to have a feel of the turf at the 28,000 capacity-seater Lucas ‘Masterpieces’ Moripe Stadium, former called Atteridgeville ahead of the match.
Enyimba FC and Mamelodi Sundowns are pointless with Zamalek SC topping the three-team group with three points.
Meanwhile, Mamelodi Sundowns’s Khama Billiat, Keagan Dolly and Wayne Arendse have all voiced their readiness for the match against Enyimba.
“We are well motivated, and we are all buzzing with confidence ahead of our encounter with Enyimba,” Billiat told club’s official website.
This optimism was voiced out by Dolly who feels they have a point to prove to the world the stuff they are made off.
“I’m looking forward to showcasing to Africa and the world that we are a world-class team,” Dolly said.
While Arendse is expecting a hard-hitting game. “We are expecting a physical game and we are up for the challenge come Wednesday,” he said.
A win for Paul Aigbogun’s men will see them revive their stuttering campaign following their defeat to the White Horses.