Enyimba chairman Felix Anyansi-Agwu has sounded a loud warning to his players and technical crew that in spite of a 3-0 first leg win over Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia, much work still has to be done to pick the lucrative group stage ticket.
“We are happy that we won the first leg but the job is not done yet. We still have 90 minutes to battle out in Sousse (Tunisia) for the ticket. We are not celebrating just yet until we return from Tunisia,” Anyansi said.
“Football is very unpredictable so we are going to approach the second leg as if it is a final. Who says we can’t concede three goals if we fail to prepare adequate ly. We are going to work round them and be one of the teams in the group stage of the competition,” he added.
The reigning Nigeria champions took a giant leap towards appearing at the lucrative group stage of the competition for the first time since 2011 thanks to a hat-trick from on-form forward Mfon Udoh.
Enyimba, champions in 2003 and 2004, are the only surviving Nigerian side in the continental club championship and travel to Sousse to face Etoile in the return leg tomorrow.
The winner qualifies to the group stage of the premier continental club championship with the loser dropping to the second-tier CAF Confederation Cup.