Former Enugu State Sports Commissioner and one-time executive committee member of the Nigeria Premier League board, Ray Nnaji, has charged Enugu Rangers to prepare very well and be ready to play tough games in the CAF Confederation Cup qualifiers final round, according to reports.
CAF will on Wednesday, October 9, conduct the Confederation Cup Round of 32 games draw. The winners over two legged games will advance to the lucrative group phase.
The 32 clubs include 16 that qualified from the Confederation Cup Second Preliminary Round games and the 16 teams that were eliminated from the CAF Champions League.
Nnaji said that the Coal City Flying Antelopes should not expect an ‘easy’ opponent at this stage and should be ready for a ‘tough’ draw.
“They should expect a ‘tough’ opposition at this stage,”
“At this stage, the opposition is always tough because it involves teams from the Champions League who could not make it to the group phase.
“They should not expect another team like the Gabonese (AS) Pelicans. I’m not taking any credit away from them [the Gabonese team], but it is clear Gabon is not among the best footballing nations in Africa.
“So, Rangers must work hard, they must be at their utmost best because it’s going to be much more tougher this time around.”