Enyimba forward, Dayo Ojo, says they will apply a serious approach when they battle Pyramids FC in the quarter-finals of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Two-time African champions Enyimba were drawn against the Egyptians during a draw ceremony conducted by CAF’s Director of Competitions, Samson Adamu, and Ivoirian legend Abdoulaye Traore in Cairo.
The first leg tie of their last eight clash comes up May 16 in Egypt, with the reverse fixture billed for May 23 in Aba.
Reacting to the draw in an interview with Saturday PUNCH, Ojo, 26, said, “There are no small teams in football, we saw what happened in our last game against (Orlando) Pirates. It was not an easy game but we thank God we scale through.
“Playing against Pyramids won’t be any different because they have what it takes, they have everything a football team can think of. But we believe in ourselves and we are going to approach the game with a lot of seriousness and see what happens next.”
Ojo added, “We were not surprised by the draw because we knew beforehand that we would be playing either Pyramids, Coton Sport or CS Sfaxien; we are ready. We were actually open for a match-up against Coton Sport or CS Sfaxien. We motivated ourselves and hoped for a team that we could easily eliminate, but with Pyramids, we are going to apply a serious approach.”
Enyimba have been poor on the road, losing all their three group games away from home, but Ojo is hopeful that will change in the knockout stage of the competition.
“It’s not that we are not good away from home, but it is the way we travel at times that affect our performances. By the time we get to where we want to play, the fatigue is glaring, but thank God the Abia State Government is working to improve on that.
“The last game we played away from home, though we lost, we played very well because we travelled by chartered flight. If we have enough rest and we travel comfortably, I am sure we will get the result.”