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CAF League: Past Record Will Count On Our Favour -Anyansi

Felix Anyansi Agwu, Chairman of Enyimba International of Aba, has ruled out a possible upset in Port Harcourt when Enyimba plays Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia in the first leg of the group stage final qualifying rounds of this year’s CAF Champions League.

He said on Thursday that it was unthinkable that the Tunisians would get a result in Port Harcourt. He said the past record of the two-time African champions will speak for them when the two sides clash.

“What is the big deal about Etoile,” he asked when Independent sought to know what plans are on ground to ensure Enyimba wins well in the first leg.

“Our players are fired up to get a good result on Sunday. Our past record against them and in this championship will speak for us.

“All the players need to do is to believe in themselves; look at our records in the qualifiers and you will know that Enyimba is determined this season,” he said.

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On the domestic front, he said that Enyimba was gradually picking up after it started the season poorly, boasting that the team has what it takes to retain the domestic title it won last season.

“We are gradually picking up in the league. You know that it is not always easy to defend a title so we lost our first match and somehow struggled.

“Be that as it may, Enyimba will likely retain the domestic title; that is our ambition plus doing very well on the continent,” he said.

In what is the reminiscent of the 2004 CAF Champions League final, Enyimba hosts Etoile du Sahel in Port Harcourt in the first leg final qualifying round with the prize for the aggregate winner being a place in the money-spinning group stage of the continental club competition.