Akwa United coach Abdu Maikaba has confessed that he has no tips on Gambian side, Hawks FC, their opponents in the Caf Confederation Cup billed for the Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo.
Maikaba and his boys are on top of the league standings in the Nigerian topflight with 16 points after seven games but he said in an interview that he is yet to lay his hands on any information on their West African neighbours ahead of the tie.
He, however, pointed out that the games they have played in the Nigeria Professional Football League has put them in the right stead and that they are convinced that they would crush the Gambians when they visit Uyo on Sunday and make the second leg a mere formality.
“If I have to say the truth which is the only thing I know, I will say that we do not have any information on our opponents. They are from Gambia but we have not laid our hands on any of their videos either in training or competitive matches,” Maikaba told Goal.
“We know that they will be a formidable side just like every other team. we are not afraid of them and we have been equipped by the matches we have played in the league and we will be ready for them.
“It was important we win the game against Wikki Tourists because it was our final preparatory game before the continental tie and I am impressed by the way the players responded and the goals we recorded will give us the necessary confidence and boost ahead of the game.
“The second half performance was very impressive and I hope we sustain it against Hawks FC so that we can record an emphatic win to make the return leg a formality."