Enyimba FC and Ghanaian footballer Farouk Mohammed is optimistic of Enyimba’s chances in the CAF Champions League despite first-leg loss to All Merreikh in Sudan.
The Ghanaian who stood as the skipper of the Aba elephants in the absence of chief captain Austin Oladapo says the experience in the team will act as a source of motivation to overcome an initial three-nil defeat in the hands of Sudanese side.
Knowing fully well that some Nigerian clubs have suffered heartbreak in the hands of Sudanese sides on the continent, Enyimba went all out with a positive mindset, even though the odds did not favour them.
However, the Ghanaian footballer believers despite this result, they can still get something out of it.
“This kind of results come once in a while. Even the biggest teams sometimes suffer such defeats, but it is all about how you handle it.
“We are experienced players and we know if we continue to believe in ourselves and not dwell so much on it, it can motivate us to go on a good run,” he told Enyimba FC official website.
Indeed a mountain to climb awaits Enyimba if they’re to redeem themselves once again ok the continental showpiece.
The two times CAF Champions League winners remain the only club in Nigeria to have won the competition. They also hold the record of the most successful on the continent across all CAF club competitions.
The back-to-back wins of the Champions League almost followed by a third, but it could not pull through at the end.
Farouk Mohammed who’s been with the Nigerian Professional Football League side for some seasons still believes they’ll get the job done.
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Farouk is also targeting better outing even as they head straight to NPFL action against Abia Warriors at the Enyimba FC stadium.
The record npfl winners with seven titles are optimistic of another outing this season.
“The coaches have been speaking to us, counselling us to remain optimistic, and if every player can handle it that way, then we can bounce back easily.
“Abia Warriors is not an easy game but we have to start from there. We have to start to build our confidence and return to winning ways because the league will be very competitive this season.” he continued.