Enyimba FC players and coach Finidi George have spoken about their expectations in the inaugural African Football League (AFL) which kicks on October 20.
The Nigerian giants, two time winners of the Champions League have been drawn against Waydad Casablanca of Morocco in the third quarter-final match. Enyimba starts at home on October 22 before travelling to Morocco three days later.
Finidi speaking to the club’s website said: “Before the draw nothing was in our control. We were just waiting to know our opponents so that we can start preparing for them.”
Midfielder Eze Ekwutoziam said they have put behind them disappointment of being kicked out of the Champions League and hope to do well in the AFL.
“We are going to put up a good outing no matter who we meet. The players have put behind them the disappointment of the Champions League and are focused on the AFL.
“This is a competition that will give us an opportunity to show what we got and are therefore ready for our opponents.”
Striker Antony Okachi believes good preparations will be key to help them do well against their opponents.
“All we need to do is to get prepared. That will give us the ability to meet anyone ahead of us,” he said.
Yet for another striker Peter Adiele, opportunity to take part in the AFL is overwhelming.
“It is not going to be an easy passage in this tournament considering that the teams in the AFL are the best in Africa. But what I can say is that we are ready to face anyone.”