‘Sun­downs ACL tie a-must-win’

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ENY­IMBA at­tack­ing mid­fielder, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu has de­scribed as a-must-win the Africa’s first tier club clash against South African side, Mamelodi Sun­downs.

The Nige­rian cham­pi­ons are hosts of the Pre­mier League Soc­cer (PSL) gi­ants in to­day’s Caf Cham­pi­ons League match­day 4 group clash at the Adokiye Amies­i­maka Sta­dium in Omoku, Port Har­court.

The Peo­ple’s Ele­phant lost 1-2 to the South African side and group lead­ers in the first fix­ture clash in Pre­to­ria, South Africa.

Ibenegbu said though the out­come of the match is wholly in­signif­i­cant the Aba out­fit want to com­pletely bow out on a high from the Africa’s com­pe­ti­tion.

“We are more than se­ri­ous with this last group match against the South African side, Mamelodi Sun­downs than the pre­vi­ous matches in the se­ries.

“It will look some­how un­par­don­able for us to lose all the four matches in the group stage of the com­pe­ti­tion.

“Even though the out­come of the match will change noth­ing we are view­ing the match as a-must-win.

“We are not un­der any il­lu­sion that the South African side will be cheap, they have proven them­selves to be a good and solid side who will want to main­tain 100 per­cent record in the group race.

“How­ever, we have vowed to punc­ture their win­ning streak at least for once so they will not en­joy any lux­ury in Port Har­court.

“Ev­ery­body is buoyed up to win this last test game to fi­nally leave the stage on high,” said the for­mer Heart­land and Warri Wolves play-maker to su­pers­port.com.

The seven-time Nige­rian cham­pi­ons are at the bot­tom of the Group B log with no point against the op­po­nents, Mamelodi Sun­downs who lead the pack on nine points while the Egyp­tian gi­ants, Za­malek Sport­ing Club are sec­ond on the log on six points. — su­pers­port.com

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