The debutants fought back to pull level with Al Ahly on Sunday and will have to win their remaining two games in order to progress in the continent’s elite inter-club competitionBerekum Chelsea captain Abdul Basit is optimistic they will win their next two games against Zamalek and TP Mazembe to progress to the semi-final phase of the 2012 Caf Champions League.
The Blues fought back to draw with Al Ahly on Sunday at the Accra Sports Stadium courtesy a Jordan Opoku’s second half equaliser. The Red Devils comfortably lead Group B on 10 points followed by TP Mazembe and the Blues in that order.
Basit is hopeful their next game against Egyptian side Zamalek on September 1 will decide their fate in their debut inter-club tournament of the continent.
“Thanks be to God for bringing us this far,” the midfielder told Goal.com Ghana. “We are still not out. We pray we go into the next game and win and that is possible.”
“It will be tough, but this is football and you should be ready for any upsets or surprises. I’m very hopeful we’re going into the final and we’ll achieve this with a lot of hard work on our part,” he added.
His coach Hans Van der Pluijm also shares similar views.
“We played a good game,” the Dutchman told Goal.com Ghana after the game. “Luck was not on our side. We played against a very strong team and I’m happy we didn’t lose.”
“We’re still in the race, but we just have to take our next two games seriously. I believe in my boys and I know we can go further.”