Sunshine Stars captain reveals pressure to perform against Esperance

Sunshine Stars captain is desirous that his team get a good result this weekend against CAF Champions League defending champions

Godfrey Oboabona, Sunshine Stars captain and Super Eagles defender has admitted that his team [Sunshine Stars] is a bit under pressure to win this weekend's CAF Champions League match against the defending champions, Esperance of Tunisia following their 3-0 loss to Nasarawa in the Federations Cup.

"Domestic competitions are different. We have put behind us the defeat and are focused on victory this weekend. We have prepared hard for this match and we are sure we will come out victorious," Oboabona said.

"The fixture won't be an easy but we must avoid defeat and instead seek to win this match and all our home matches if we want to progress in this competition.

As for the away matches we look to get draws or victory and that is how we can make semi-finals and qualify from the group," he added.

But Oboabona also showed some respect for the defending champions. “Esperance is a good side and we have to respect them, they are the defending champions. We will however not play against them with any but respect and eagerness to beat what is a very good side.

“It is not easy to win this cup and the name Esperance is big but we are not afraid of them. All that name and pedigree will not affect us as we will match them man for man,” Oboabona concluded.