Enyimba Goalkeeper Afelokhai reacts to CAF sanction

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Theophilus Afelokhai in action for Enyimba. Credit | Pulse.ng

Playing behind closed doors will not deter Enyimba’s resolve to overturn the first-leg defeat to Rahimo FC, according to goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai.

A 1-0 defeat in Burkina Faso, means the two times African champions need a outright win to confirm their place in the next round of the competition.

 

In a chat with footballlive.ng, Afelokhai stressed the need for synergy, but admits playing without the fans in the stands will seem a bit odd.

 

“Honestly we just need to win the game, playing behind closed doors is not good because the supporters would have made things a lot easier for us but I don’t think that will be enough excuse for us not to win the match and qualify.

 

“We need to come out to play our way. Honestly as footballers we feel somehow when we heard that we are going to play behind closed doors.

 

“But we just need to encourage ourselves and Enyimba is too big to get knocked out of the preliminary stage of the champions league.”

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