Friday, March 23, 2012

Agbim, Mba out to win in Freetown

Goalkeeper Chigozie Agbim and Sunday Mba have declared that Warri Wolves are eyeing an outright win in Freetown when they face Sierra Leone’s FC Kallon this Saturday in the Caf Confederation Cup.
Wolves and FC Kallon go up in the first leg, Round of 32 in Africa’s second tier club competition at the National Stadium in Freetown and the duo of Agbim and Mba are not ready to concede defeat in their first game on the continent this season.

Agbim, now Super Eagles’ second-choice since Stephen Keshi took charge of the Nigerian men’s national team, told before Wolves left for Freetown on Wednesday that he knows little of their Sierra Leonean opponents but is confident of a win on Saturday.

“It is true that we do not know them. But I have taken a good look at our team and the kind of players that we have and I am very confident that we will win in Freetown. A win in Freetown will ease the pressure on us in the second leg in Warri and all of the players know this,” said Agbim.

Attacking midfielder Mba despite acknowledging that the Sierra Leoneans will be tough to crack, declared that Warri Wolves are prepared for the challenge.

He added that Wolves will not be “taking FC Kallon for granted” when the first meeting of the two-legged clash gets underway on Saturday.

“Nobody in our team is taking FC Kallon for granted because they have shown that they are good that is why they are competing in the Caf Confederation Cup. As for us, our aim is to win over there and that is not negotiable though we know it will not be an easy game,” said Mba.

Wolves left for Freetown on Wednesday with a 29-man delegation that included 18 players.
FC Kallon reached the Round of 32 after eliminating highly-rated Union Douala of Cameroon by 2 – 1 on aggregate early in March.

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