Ifeanyiubah Hopeful Of Survival In ‘Dreaded’ Egypt
By Andah John
Debutants FC Ifeanyiubah are confident of flying past Egypt’s Al Masry in the second leg of their Caf Confederation Cup preliminary tie on Sunday, despite a slim advantage from the first leg.
The Anambra Warriors left Nigeria for Port Said on Thursday with a contingent said to also include 75 supporters.
And explaining the rationale behind the decision to leave for Egypt two days to the game, club president, Ifeanyi Ubah, said it was necessary to give the contingent adequate time to adapt to the country’s weather.
“We heard that the weather this time in Egypt is very cold so we are trying to get there on time for the players to adapt to the climate there,” he said.
Ubah also boasted that his side will progress to the next stage, adding that the Egyptian club were lucky to have escaped with just a 1-0 defeat in Nnewi last Sunday.
Al Masry were lucky – Ubah
“We played far much better than them in the first leg. We created a lot of chances and missed no fewer than six scoring chances.
“Essentially, they were kept in the game by their goalkeeper. They played more defensively. But I know that in the return leg, the game will be open because they will come out for goals and that will make the game open,” he said.