Kpakor Tips Enyimba To Overcome Etoile du Sahel

Kpakor Tips Enyimba To Overcome Etoile du Sahel

By James Agberebi:

Former Nigeria international Moses Kpakor has tipped Enyimba to advance into the group stage of the CAF Champions League at the expense of Etoile du Sahel.

Enyimba won the first leg 3-0 thanks to Mfon Udoh's hat-trick.

And Etoile will have to score four goals in Wednesday's reverse fixture, to stand a chance of qualifying for the group stage.

Speaking ahead of the game, Kpakor told that Enyimba's achievements in Africa should see them through.

"I don't think there will be any problem for Enyimba because they are a strong team on the continent and Etoile will show some respect," Kpakor, an African Cup Winners Cup winner with BCC Lions in 1990 told

"And being Nigeria's only hope, I believe they would have been given enough support."

Kpakor advised that Enyimba should stop Etoile from influencing the flow of the game.

"They should bring down the tempo, make it very low so that the Tunisians will be frustrated. I remember that was what we did in 1990 against Club Africain in the Cup Winners Cup. 

"We were very experienced. We had players like Samuel Elijah, Edema Fuludu, myself and other players. So it is very important that the Enyimba team don't allow them to dictate the flow of the game, they should call them out and hit them on the counter. 

" It is purely a defensive kind of game based on counter attack. They should make use of a fast attacker and the midfielders must be those who can switch play very quickly," Kpakor said.

The 1990 Africa Cup of Nations silver medal winner, went on to warn them to be wary of the Tunisians antics.

"They should be aware of the antics of the Tunisians and try not to join them in their antics, instead play their game. I know for sure the Tunisians will be very aggressive. They will come all out to cancel the three goals and it now depends on the composure of the Enyimba players," Kpakor stated.