Enyimba goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai has stated that the reigning NPFL champion remain unfazed ahead of this weekend’s CAF champions league return leg tie at home to Rahimo FC of Burkina Faso despite instruction to play behind closed doors.
Afelokahi speaking in a chat with brila.net said the decision by CAF to have the game played behind closed doors didn’t go down well with the team but will nonetheless come up against whatever challenge their opponent will come with.
He added that Enyimba is just too big a side not to scale through the hurdle at this early stage of the competition.
“Honestly we just need to win the game, playing behind closed doors is not good because the supporters would have made things a lot easier for us but I don’t think that will be enough excuse for us not to win the match and qualify. we just need to come out to play our way.
Honestly, as footballers, we feel somehow when we heard that we are going to play behind closed doors. But we just need to encourage ourselves and Enyimba is too big to get knocked out of the preliminary stage of the champions league.”