By Adeboye Amosu: Former African champions, Enyimba have arrived in Cotonou, Benin Republic ahead of Wednesday’s CAF Confederation Cup First Round, first leg fixture against Energie FC, reports Completesportsnigeria.com (CSN).
A 30-man contingent consisting players and officials of the People’s Elephant arrived Cotonou Sunday evening for the game.
The Aba giants were drawn bye in the Preliminary Round and Wednesday’s game will be their first in the competition this year.
Energie FC who came second in the Beninoise Championnat last season pulled off an upset by eliminating Guinea’s Haifa 2-1 on aggregate in the previous round.
Enyimba’s Ghanaian goalkeeper, Fatau Dauda, told CSN that they will not underrate their opponent despite their modest pedigree.
“They (Energie FC) are not a big name in Africa, but we will treat them like one,” the former Ashanti Gold goalie who was Ghana’s first choice goalkeeper at the 2013 African Nations Cup in South Africa told CSN.
“The fact that they have come this far is enough proof that we cannot take them for granted.
“We want to win the Confederation Cup and to achieve that, it is important that we win game like this.”