Plateau United Eye Champions League Crown

Plateau United players applaud fans for the support after the 1-0 win over FC Ifenayi Ubah. Photo: NPFL.ng

Nigerian champions Plateau United are confident of upsetting former continental kings Etoile du Sahel in the first round of this season’s Champions League.

Both sides will face off on Tuesday in Sousse in the first leg of the tie.

And the general manager of the Nigerian side, Pius Henwan, believes the debutants have what it takes to win the trophy.

“Our desire is to do the nation proud in a competition where only Enyimba of Aba won the trophy back to back 15 years ago,” he said on Sunday.

“Nobody gave us a chance when we won the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). It is the same kind of spirit and belief we are taking into the next hurdle facing Etoile du Sahel.

“We are not bothered about the pedigree of the Tunisian’s side having won the competition in the past.

“I have absolute confidence in the ability of the team to deliver the goods by qualifying to the group stage which is the immediate target,” he said.

With regard to players’ motivation, Henwan, said the squad is well motivated to deliver in Africa.

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