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‘Nothing to fear’ - Rayon Sports’ Imanishimwe Djabel dismisses Enyimba threat

21:30 GMT+3 04/09/2018
Rayon Sports - Rwanda
The Gikundiro face the People's Elephants in the Caf Confederation Cup quarter-final and the midfielder is unmoved by their pedigree

Rayon Sports midfielder Imanishimwe Djabel says his side have ‘nothing to fear’ following their Caf Confederation Cup quarter-final draw against Enyimba on Monday.

Gikundiro finished as Group D runners-up behind USM Alger to reach the knockout stages of the 15th edition and were rewarded with a last eight duel with the Nigerians.

The Rwandan is unperturbed but upbeat about their chances of edging the two-time Caf Champions League winners to earn a semi-final ticket.

“I think that it will not be an easy quarter-final match because Enyimba is a good team,” Djabel told Goal.

“But we are excited with the outcome of the draw and looking forward to playing Enyimba. They have good players but we have nothing to fear about them. We also have some quality and young talented players on our team and we will try to put in our very best to beat them.

“Well, I really do not know much about Enyimba. The only thing that I know is that they have a good goalkeeper Ezenwa Ikechukwu. I saw him in Morocco during the African Nations Championship with some others in the Nigerian team.

“Like I said earlier, we equally have a good team, we are working hard, have great team spirit amongst us. We are excited to reach this level in the competition thanks to our coach. We hope to keep up our performance in order to make it to the final.”

The reigning Rwandan league champions will host Usman Abdullah’s side at the Stade Régional Nyamirambo, Kigali in the first leg on September 16 before travelling for the return leg a week later.