Players of Enugu Rangers have said they will shock their opponents, CS Sfaxien in the second leg of the Confederation Cup which takes place this weekend in Sfax.
The first leg ended 1-0 in favour of the Enugu side through a late goal by Ugonna Uzochukwu who incidentally will not be part of the game because he was given a red card in the first leg.
The boys told Goal before they boarded the Emirates Airline flight to Tunisia that they are hopeful of turning the table against the Tunisians who on Wednesday won the Tunisian League title.
Chinedu Sunday noted that they should not be written off by Nigerians.
"We need the support of Nigerians because we are going to Tunisia to make sure that Nigerians smile at the end of the match.
"We know what is at stake and are ready to do our best to qualify for the group stage of the Confederation Cup. We are optimistic, but not boastful because we know the stuff we are made of," he said.
Cyril Oriaku who missed the last two games in the competition also said that they are going to Tunisia to show that they should be respected in spite of all odds.
"The way things are now, we are at an advantage because we defeated Sfaxien in the first leg by a lone goal. That has given us the assurance that we can hold it down in the second leg.
"I did not play in the first leg game. But after watching the game, I believe that we have a good chance of qualifying. I am not under estimating the Tunisians, but I know we have trained very well for this match and there is no defeat in our dictionary".
Chibuzor Madu is not bothered they are playing against a North African side because he is sure of the quality that is in his team.
"We just have to do our best and I know that our best will give us the result that we need," Madu said.
The Tunisian side just last Wednesday won the Tunisian League title and will be highly motivated to beat Rangers and play in the group stage of the Confederation Cup.