Enyimba’s Chief Coach, Fatai Osho says his team must work hard and leave no stone unturned to avoid elimination from CAF Confederation Cup.
Enyimba will host South African giants Orlando Pirates at home this Wednesday and only three points will guarantee them a place in the last eight of the African second elite competition.
Orlando Pirates are currently leading the Group with nine points, they are followed by Ahly Benghazi with seven, while Enyimba and ES Setif remain third and fourth with six and five points respectively.
While Enyimba needed an outright victory to progress, a draw will see Orlando Pirates through to the next round and Osho has now charged his boys to go all out for it.
“Every team in the group should be under pressure because every other team in the group still has a healthy chance of qualification, so you don’t go to sleep at all because you know you have to work hard on the last day to earn your qualification. So that shows every team will be up and doing, and that’s a tremendous pressure when you are four and two have to go.” Osho told the club’s media.
Osho also stressed further that the 10 pm kick-off time is not a problem for his team.
“It’s a good one for both teams because the weather will be fine at that time; it will be good for both Enyimba and Pirates, we won’t stress ourselves. Both teams will not play under heat; typically we know we play by 4 pm in Nigeria but playing by 10 pm is not a disadvantage because the weather will even be better for a football game.”
This will be the fourth meeting between Enyimba and Orlando Pirates in a CAF club competition. The Buccaneers have won twice and recorded a draw in the previous three clashes; the most recent being a 2-1 win Soweto in March.
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