Enyimba coach Paul Aigbogun has tagged Energie as a ‘Cinderella’ team to be feared when the two sides lock horns in the 1/16th first leg on Wednesday, 7 March 2018 away in Cotonou.
The Beninese side recorded one of the upsets of the preliminary round by eliminating three -time African champions, Hafia of Guinea, after a 1-1 draw in the return leg in Conakry earned them passage 2-1 on aggregate.
“We were looking at the possibility of playing Hafia of Guinea in the first round but it’s interesting how Energie came through from the preliminary round and that means they are a good side that should not be underrated,” Aigbogun told CAFOnline.com ahead of Wednesday’s first leg.
“The good thing is that we (Enyimba) are doing well in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and we can take such good form to the continent. Our preparation towards the game against Energie is well on course.
“I wouldn’t want to single out any player as the star man; we want to go all out and show the quality we have. We are working really hard to make good impression this time and I believe the players are ready to do their best too”.