John Shaibu claims Bayelsa United can defeat CS Sfaxien to spice up their probabilities of qualifying for the play-off spherical of the Caf Confederation Cup.
The Nigeria Nationwide League facet secured a 4-2 win over Guinea’s AS Ashanti Golden Boys within the first spherical to arrange a date with the Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 giants.
Depreye Tebowe’s males host the primary leg on the Yenagoa Township Stadium earlier than heading to the Stade Taieb Mhiri Sfax for the reverse fixture.
However the Juventus of the Arabs’ intimidating achievements in Africa – that noticed them raise the Confederation Cup on three events – the previous Sunshine Stars and Abia Warriors goalkeeper is bullish about his workforce’s probabilities.
“We’re in the appropriate mind set going into Sunday’s sport in opposition to CS Sfaxien and with God on our facet, we are going to get the job achieved,” Shaibu instructed Objective.
“At this stage, we’re not bothered by whoever we face as a result of our confidence degree elevated massively after we scaled Ashanti Golden Boys’ hurdles.
“We all know the standard within the Tunisians squad, however we’re unmoved. It’s a sport of 11 gamers in opposition to eleven and belief me, we are going to play as if our lives rely upon it in direction of making the second leg a mere formality.
“It’s okay for us to be referred to as underdogs however I hope you recall that Sheriff shocked Actual Madrid within the Uefa Champions League. We’re drawing inspiration from that and we hope to ship them dwelling empty-handed.
“They don’t know us however we all know them so properly, so the strain is on them and that could be a very huge benefit for us.
“Nigerians ought to maintain supporting us and by no means cease praying for us as we need to make everybody proud.”
Bayelsa United received the 2021 Aiteo Cup after defeating NPFL facet Nasarawa United by way of a penalty shoot-out following a 2-2 draw after extra-time.
Except for changing into the primary workforce from Nigeria’s second division to raise the distinguished cup since Dolphins FC’s feat 20 years in the past, the Yenagoa-based outfit picked a ticket to signify the West African nation alongside two-time African kings Enyimba.