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 aspect 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 suitable way of thinking going into Sunday’s recreation in opposition to CS Sfaxien and with God on our aspect, we are going to get the job completed,” Shaibu informed Purpose.
“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 recreation of 11 gamers in opposition to eleven and belief me, we are going to play as if our lives depend upon it in the direction of making the second leg a mere formality.
“It’s okay for us to be known as underdogs however I hope you recall that Sheriff surprised Actual Madrid within the Uefa Champions League. We’re drawing inspiration from that and we hope to ship them residence empty-handed.
“They don’t know us however we all know them so nicely, so the strain is on them and that may be a very large benefit for us.
“Nigerians ought to hold supporting us and by no means cease praying for us as we wish to make everybody proud.”
Bayelsa United gained the 2021 Aiteo Cup after defeating NPFL aspect Nasarawa United through 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 celebrated 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.