Vita Club boss convinced about Aduana's preparedness for Caf Confederation Cup tie

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Florent Ibenge previews Wednesday's continental inter-club encounter with the Fire Boys

AS Vita Club coach Jean-Florent Ibenge is not letting the current turbulence in Ghana football give his side a different idea about the readiness of Caf Confederation Cup opponents Aduana Stars ahead of Wednesday's clash. 

The Congolese club are set to play as guests to the Ghanaian champions in a group stage matchday three fixture amid uncertainty about the future of the sport following a recent screening of an investigative documentary which exposed corrupt and match-fixing activities of top Ghana Football Association officials and referees. 

All local football competitions and matches have been suspended, leaving Aduana without a competitive game since June 6.

"I don't think it [Ghana football troubles] is a problem for Aduana Stars players," Ibenge, who doubles as head coach of the Congolese national football team, told Shalom FM.

"I think they're well prepared to play the best game possible against us.

"It would've been a disaster if they decided not to honour their matches."

Aduana, despite the home issues, have set sights on claiming their first win of the group stage, having lost their opener to Ivorian side Asec Mimosas and settled for a 3-3 home draw with Moroccan outfit Raja Casablanca

"Playing against them will be difficult," Ibenge continued. 

"I think [they] are very dangerous because they played better than Asec Mimosas in Ivory Coast although they lost.

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"And they drew against Raja Casablanca. They have a good mentality and are very strong. They played till the end and had an equaliser in the last minute of the game."

Vita sit top of Group A while Aduana occupy the bottom position ahead of the midweek showdown. 

 

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