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Akwa United, Plateau United depart for Caf engagements

16:10 GMT+3 18/02/2018
Akwa United vs. Hawks of Gambia
The Promise Keepers and the Peace Boys have fixed Sunday and Monday for their departures to Gambia and Cameroon respectively

Akwa United and Plateau United will leave on Sunday and Monday respectively for their Caf inter club competitions assignments in Gambia and Cameroon against Hawks FC and Eding Sports.

The Promise Keepers were beaten 2-1 at home by the Gambian foes last weekend but have remained in Lagos since Wednesday where they prepared for the Friday league clash with MFM which they lost 1-0.  They are due to hit Gambia later on Sunday ahead of the Wednesday make or mar encounter in the Caf Confederation Cup Preliminary Round, Second Leg tie.

Michael Ibe disclosed that they are in high spirits and are willing to put their bodies on the line to ensure that they secure the result that will be sufficient for their qualification to the next round.

“The game against Banjul Hawks was a complete surprise to us because we played to win the game very well. We went to Lagos with high hope that we are going to correct our wrongs against MFM but we lost due to our inability to convert our chances,” Ibe told Goal.

“We are going to Gambia on Sunday and are very hopeful of a good result. We have been told what we must do to get it right and we try to go there and get it right.

“It will be a big letdown for us to exit at this stage of the competition and we are doing everything possible to ensure that we get it right in Banjul.”

Plateau United’s midfielder, Jimmy Ambrose on his part revealed that they are due to arrive Lagos on Sunday by flight and that they will leave for Cameroon on Monday ahead of the return leg tie of the Preliminary Round of the Caf Champions League against Eding Sport billed for Wednesday.

“We are assembling at our office by 8-9am this morning (Sunday) ahead of lour trip to the airport where we will be airlifted to Lagos before our eventual trip to Cameroon on Monday. We do not want to leave anything to chance at all and are battle ready to protect our first leg advantage,” Ambrose told Goal.

“We have the right blend of players to get the job done in Cameroon and we will be leaving for Cameroon with high hope knowing that we will make it to the next round if we are able to stop them from scoring against us.

“We are 20 players in number that will make the trip and will strive to return to winning ways after our loss to Enyimba in the last game on Wednesday,” he said.

Plateau United won the first leg 3-0 through the goals of Ogene Elijah, Sunday Ngbede and Joshua Obaje.