Plateau United head coach Kennedy Boboye is confident the club will make an impact in the CAF Champions League this year despite their lack of experience in the competition.
The Jos club, who won the Nigeria Professional Football League title for the first time last season, will face Cameroonian side Eding Sport in their preliminary round fixture at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday.
The game will be Plateau United’s first in the competition and despite their lack of experience on the continent, Boboye insisted they have acquired much experience coupled with strength in depth, and are desirous of making a great impact on the continent.
“We won the league last year by dint of hard work, and the players played to instructions,” Boboye told CAFOnline.com
“This year, we have been working hard and it is also good that the season started early enough which has given us good match practice ahead of our Total CAF Champions League match against Eding Sport.
“I went to watch Eding Sport and I know they are a very good side that play compact football but we shall be ready for them.
“We are not worried about playing the first leg at home, the most important thing is to be able to showcase ourselves whether at home or away. We just need to play well and score some goals before going to Cameroon for the second leg.
“Last season, nobody gave Plateau United a chance in the league, but we were able to carry ourselves as a team; only few people are giving us the chance to do well in the CAF Champions League but I’m satisfied with the quality of players we have and we are going to give a good account of ourselves.
“As a coach, I want to win laurels and at the same time, I want my team to play good football. Of course, you can’t win it all; there are some days you win, draw or lose but mine is to play good football anytime, any day.”Unblock the FIFA World Cup with ExpressVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN