Remo coach eyes FAR scalp in Ikenne


Anthony Nlebem
After holding AS FAR in Rabat 1-1 in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday, Remo Stars head coach, Daniel Ogunmodede, is confident his side can get finally get the job done in the reverse fixture in Ikenne, Ogun State on Sunday.
Diney Borges gave the 2005 CAF Confederation Cup winners a first-half lead, but Remo midfielder Olamilekan Adebayo leveled in the 49th minute when he headed home a corner.
The result puts the NPFL side, who are making their maiden appearance on the continent, a good chance of qualifying for the next preliminary round.
Speaking with The PUNCH, Ogunmodede said, “We plan to qualify for the next round and are doing everything possible to book qualification for the next round of the competition. No doubt, we know that we are playing against a very good team, but our goal is to get to the next round.”
He also ruled out any inferiority complex playing against a more experienced side in the competition.
“We have played against one of the most experienced teams in the Confederation Cup. We are not scared of any opposition that comes our way. We will play according to our plans and play against their weaknesses.
“At the moment, there are no injury worries in the team, but our lack of experience might be the challenge that we have at the moment. Experience comes with time and age. I’m sure with time, we will overcome it. ”
The aggregate winners on Sunday set up a clash with the winners of the Anglogold Ashanti Golden Boys of Guinea or Nouakchott Kings of Mauritania in a last-32 tie in October.