Enyimba Head Coach Finidi George says the People’s Elephant are capable of beating Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca in the first leg of their African Football League (AFL) quarter-final clash.
In a battle of two former African champions, Enyimba host Wydad in Uyo on Sunday, with the second leg in Casablanca three days later.
Speaking ahead of the encounter, the former Ajax and Real Betis star voiced his side’s readiness for battle, expressing confidence in their ability to upstage the Moroccan outfit.
The gaffer, however, admitted that Wydad are a ‘formidable side,’ adding that the match will be ‘interesting’.
“The encounter with Wydad Casablanca is going to be an interesting one,” Finidi, who is also the first assistant coach of the Super Eagles, said.
“My team is prepared. Having watched my team play against Akwa United (in the NPFL), the chances we created gives me that confidence to go into this game.
“We know it’s not going to be an easy match. They are a formidable side. They are a good side. They have all the experience, but I think we have players that can match them.
“We would do our best to make sure that we win. That’s going to be our thinking.
“The players are prepared physically and mentally.”
He added: “Definitely, we are going to get some pep talk to really get them going for the game.
“So, I have no doubt that despite the fact that we know it’s going to be a tough game, my team is capable of winning it.”