By Adeboye Amosu:
Enyimba head coach, Paul Aigbogun, insists his side will not be affected by their poor domestic form when they come up against Egyptian champions, Zamalek, in Sunday’s CAF Champions League matchday one fixture, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
The Nigerian champions have failed to record a win in their last four games in the Nigeria Professional Football League.
Aigbogun told Completesportsnigeria.com that they have prepared well for the game against the Cairo-based side and are looking to start their campaign in the lucrative group stages on a winning note.
“It will be unfair to judge us with our recent results going into the game against Zamalek,” the former Warri Wolves coach opened up in a chat with Completesportsnigeria.com.
“There are times in football that you put in a lot of energy in a football match and you end up with a disappointing result.
“Results of our recent games did reflect our performances in those games and I must say you can end up winning a game and not have the confidence to approach the next.
“So, we have put all negative results behind us and are certain of getting a win on Sunday.
“We have prepared well for this game. Zamalek are of the best sides on the continent, but we have the quality to beat them.”
The coach also admitted that not playing their home matches at the Enyimba Sports Stadium has affected their performance.
The venue is currently undergoing renovation works with the Aba giants having to play their home games in the NPFL at the Umuahia Township Stadium and their continental games at the Adokie Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt.
“It’s been difficult for us playing our home games outside Aba. The quality of the pitch in Umuahia has also affected our performance.
“Add that to the fact we have had little time to rest due to our domestic and continental engagements, you will understand the challenges we have faced.”