Nigeria’s remaining team in this season’s CAF Confederation Cup, Warri Wolves have been drawn to face 2014 Congo league champions, AC Leopards in the play-out stage.
Wolves Warri who edged MK Étanchéité 3-1 in the second round of the completion will travel to Stade Denis Sassou Nguesso, Dolisie to face the Congolese on May 15-17, 2015 with the second leg holding in Warri between June 5 and 7, 2015.
The team’s managing director Davidson Owumi is exuding confidence that his team will qualify for the group phase of the competition.
“We are cock sure of qualifying for the group stage and that has been our dream,” he declared.
“Our God who has been helping us will not disappoint us and with the Governor (Emmanuel Uduaghan) behind us like he has been doing, we will scale through.
“We will have to double our effort this time around and we know we will get there.”
Coach Paul Aigbogun said they have always prepared for any of the team and the most important thing was for the players to play well.
He said he will have to find out now how Leopards play and that the first leg away will afford them to prepare well and get a good result.
The Beasts from Niari got crashing from the Caf Champions League by Egyptian outfit, Smouha.
Should they scale qualify from this stage, Paul Aigbogun’s men will face either Zamalek (Egypt), Sanga Balende (DR Congo), CS Sfaxien (Tunisia) or ASEC Mimosas (Cote d’Ivoire) in Group B of the Confederation Cup group stage.
Incidentally, AC Leopards enjoy a good record against Nigerian clubs.
They eliminated Heartland in the second round of 2011 CAF Confederation Cup on the away goal rule after the game ended 4-4 on aggregate after they beat ‘The Naze Millionaires’ 2-1 at home and lost 3-2 in Owerri.
They also saw off Kano Pillars in the first round of 2013 CAF Champions League on away goal rule, 4-4 aggregate, winning 3-0 at home and losing 4-1 in Kano.
AC Leopards, one of the eight teams dropped down to the Confederation Cup from Champions League, won the 2012 CAF Confederation Cup when they beat Djouliba of Mali 4-3 aggregate. They won 2-1 at home and drew 2-2 in Mali.


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