The emerging midfielder's brilliant 87th minute slick finish stepped up Enyimba's landslide victory against the Togolese visitors at the Enyimba Stadium in Aba on Sunday.The 19-year-old who shunned Port Harcourt sides Sharks and Dolphins and opting to join the defending Federation Cup kings last season believes his side has brighter chances of progressing into the round of 32 with a 3-1 home advantage.
He further noted that the second leg in Togo is crucial, stating that the encounter will be a "do or die game as Enyimba must qualify for the next round".
“We have good chances of progressing, a formidable team with dreaded attack and good technical crew; we will carry the day in Togo,” Sokari told Goal.
"I am optimistic we can win in Togo. The victory at home has given us great confidence of getting to the next round. We are back on the continent for good, we won’t let the country down in the competition as reaching the round of 32 is the most important," he assured.
He however, admitted the team's frustration after finding themselves behind 1-0 at the end of the first half is set to confront any stiff opposition in Togo as they are prepared for the antics of the Togoloese champions.
“It was a tough game for us, they gave us a good fight, but at the end we proved we were better as former continental champions by winning late in the game.
"The victory was the ultimate. Personally, I feel so great yesterday scoring in my first Champions League game. I hope to score more goals as I had enough chances to score more than the one I managed to help the club win matches," he said.
The Aba Millionaires will continue their chase away to the Togolese side at the Stade Anges de Notse in the reverse fixture next Sunday.