Rwanda club Rayon Sports prepare to visit Enyimba FC of Nigeria in Aba for the reverse fixture of their CAF Champions league on Sunday. The first-leg of the fixture at Kigali ended scoreless but the Rayon tactician believes that his boys have the quality to make it to the next stage.
Rayon Boss Roberto Gonclaves in an interview with KweseESPN said: “My boys played well although we failed to achieve the win we wanted while playing at home but we can win in Nigeria”. “I liked the way my players controlled the game, but we must improve on getting the goals. We got a vital win away from home against Gor Mahia in the group stage, and we can go and do the same away in Nigeria. “The absence of one of our key players Yannick Mukunzi was also a problem but the motivation among the players is very high. We are surely going for a serious battle in the return leg in Nigeria”.
Club captain Abdul Rwatubyaye also added: “We now know what to expect in Nigeria and we are determined to make history and qualify for the semi-finals.”
Rayon Sports was the first team to progress to the quarter-final of the African continental championship.
Meanwhile, Enyimba prepare on Wednesday to face league one side Dynamite Force in the reschedule round of 32 clash Aiteo Cup at Nnewi, with tactician Usman Abdullahi stating that they will be wary of their opponent.
“In this type of competition, there are no small teams. Any team can surprise highly-rated teams but even without knowing them, we can use the first 20 minutes of the game to know our opponents and then carry on with them,” he told ACL Sports. “We won’t underrate the team because we have seen a non-league side beat a league side. We have seen NNL sides beating Premier League sides, so I think there is no big team in this competition only that it depends on your preparations and how you approach your opponents and we will never be complacent no matter the level of our opponents. We will try to do it the best way so that we can proceed to the next level.”