‘Rayon Sports already met tougher teams’ - Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana looks beyond Enyimba

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Following the draw with the People’s Elephants, the Gikundiro striker is looking forward to a winning outing against the Nigerians

Bonfils-Caleb Bimenyimana says Rayon Sports are eagerly aiming to go past Enyimba when both teams meet in the quarter-final of this year’s Caf Confederation Cup.

The Gikundiro dropped out of this year’s Caf Champions League first round to the second-tier club competition following a 2-0 loss on aggregate to Mamelodi Sundowns.

The Rwandans defeated Mozambique’s Costa do Sol 3-2 in the playoffs round before securing nine points to pip Kenya’s Gor Mahia and Tanzania’s Young Africans to claim the second spot behind winners USM Alger in Group D.

And the striker, who netted twice in the group stages, is pleased with Monday’s draw but is unmoved by the reputation and success of the Nigerian giants in Caf 's club championship.

“I must say that we are all happy with the outcome of the quarter-final draw,” Bimenyimana told Goal.

“We are indeed excited to be drawn against Enyimba at this stage and already looking forward to the game. First of all, we all black and we play almost the same football across the continent.

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“Secondly, we had big games during our qualification matches from the Caf Champions League and the group stages. We are not scared at all. We already met tougher teams like Mamelodi Sundown, Costa do Sol, USM Alger and many more to get to this level.

“We worked hard as a team for us to qualify to the quarterfinal of the Caf Confederation Cup. It was not an easy feat. We will definitely be ready to have a team like Enyimba. The match will be definitely tough but we are ready to play any team because our ambition is to win the title.”

The Rwandans welcome Usman Abdullah’s men to Kigali for the first leg on September 16 before visiting Nigeria for the second leg a week later in Aba.

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