Rivers United midfielder, Anaezemba Nzube insists that they are working hard to secure a positive result against Rayon Sports in their Caf Confederation Cup playoff this weekend.
The match was initially meant to be played last weekend but it was postponed by Caf after the Rwanda Football Federation asked for the date to be shifted as Rwanda was observing the commemoration week of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
“We have been training very hard, we've moved to close camping like a week ago,” Nzube told Goal.
“We are all optimistic to secure a positive result. It's unfortunate that we lost out of the Caf Champions League, this is all we've got left and we shall try to do more over two legs to make the group stage of the Caf Confederation Cup.
“Everything about life is experience, most guys in the team have played at this level in Caf Competitions and this will help especially now that we need to make the group stage.
“Personally I haven't played against the Rwandan team but as a team, necessary home work has been done about the Rayon Sports. The technical crew have updated us on what to expect and how to go about the match.
“As regards support, I must give kudos to the government of Rivers State and the management of the team. The support has been great and we as a team are left to deliver. We are motivated and determined to make good us of this opportunity.”