Enyimba celebrate © Kabiru Abubakar/fotodezamora

Enyimba man-of-the-moment and goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai has said he hopes to win this year’s CAF Confederation Cup.

From being third-choice goalkeeper at ‘The People’s Elephant’ to bagging two Man of the Match Awards in the Confederation Cup, Afelokhai has risen to the occasion and he believes the Aba club can do likewise.

Tomorrow Enyimba welcome Rayon Sports of Rwanda in a quarterfinal second leg match after both teams drew 0-0 in Kigali a week ago.

“My dream is to win at least a continental cup with Enyimba, I will do my best to be part of history and win the Confederation Cup,” said Afelokhai, whose heroics got Kano Pillars to the semi-finals of the 2009 CAF Champions League.

“The result in Kigali was okay, but we must overcome Rayon Sports in Aba so we could qualify for the semi-finals.”

Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca could well be the team between Enyimba and the final should the Nigerian club go past Rayon Sports.

Raja won at CARA Brazzaville and are favourites to confirm their qualification also this weekend.

Vincent Enyeama won two CAF Champions League winners’ medal with Enyimba and Afelokhai said he hopes to also enjoy international success like his idol.

“I want to follow after Enyeama, who made history with Enyimba before he moved abroad,” the 28-year-old shot stopper revealed.

Kick-off at the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba tomorrow is 2pm local time.

 

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