Enyimba only goal for now is to qualify for the money spinning group stage of this year’s CAF Champions League.
Before reaching the group stage, the Aba based side has Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia to contend with in the second round of the qualifying series. The first leg of the qualifiers holds in Port Harcourt on Sunday with the second leg billed for Tunisia in the weekend of April 19 to 20, 2016.
Enyimba’s striker Abu Azeez, who said this, noted that the players were determined to scale Etoile hurdle.
“We have to be in the group stage and therefore we are going to fight for it. This is the Champions League, if you want to go far you must overcome small and big teams,” Azeez told the Enyimba official website
“I would really love to play against Etoile du Sahel. These are the sort of games that as a player you look forward to.
“But if I don’t make the team, it won’t matter too much as we have the right players who can beat them anywhere. It is just for us as a team to work together and play with determination. If we are determined, Etoile can’t stop us.”
Interestingly, both teams clashed in the final of the 2004 Champions League and had to be separated by a penalty shootout for the seven-time Nigeria champions to win the competition back-to-back.
Etoile won 2-1 at home; Enyimba then cancelled that loss by winning 2-1 in Nigeria, before they won the penalty shootout 3-2.