By Chidera Obi
After trouncing KanoPillars F.C by 4 -0 in the first let of the CAF Champions League semi-final tie in Owerri last Sunday, Pepsi Most Valuable Player (MVP) Emeka Nwanna says his eyes are set on the trophy as Kano Pillars or any other team will not stop Heartland F.C of Owerri from winning the continental football diadem.
â€œIt feels great to be in this position because I never expected we will win by such wide margin. With all respect, Pillars are out of the final,â€ says Nwanna who scored a brace in the match including a spectacular scissors kick for his second goal.
He said Kano Pillars will not able to fight back from four goals to qualify, but cautioned that Heartland will not be complacenceÂ but will approach the return leg on Saturday at the Sani Abacha stadium with all seriousness as if no goal was secured on the first league.
Nwanna, who said hard work and disciplined lifestyle have kept him in the game of football this long commended Pepsi for the MVP award which he says hasÂ been a source of motivation for the players. â€œWhen you add the Pepsi MVP cash price to you match bonus, it inspires you to work hard,â€ Nwanna said.
Kano Pillars need to score five goals without conceding any to edge out Heartland F.C for a place in the final when both teams clash on Saturday inside the Sani Abacha stadium.
It is a mission impossible but in football anything can happen.
The winner will most likely meet TP Mazembe of Congo DR who defeated Al Hilal of Sudan 5_2 in their first leg away match.