Friday Mar 13, 2015. 20:58
Nigerian forward Samuel Abiodun Saanumi has said he will score the goals for Dedebit FC of Ethiopia to beat Warri Wolves in a CAF Confederation Cup first leg, first round match in Warri on Saturday.
The former St.George striker is one of the players who stormed Warri Thursday morning ahead of the tie and he is confident they will beat host Warri Wolves.
“I am happy to be here in Nigeria to do my job. I am ready as a player and we are ready as a team to beat Warri Wolves and progress to the next stage of the competition,” said Saanumi.
“My mission here in Warri is to score goals as a striker and see my team return home with victory.”
The striker, who also plays from the wings, scored a goal and provided two assists as Dedebit beat Cote d’Or of Seychelles 3-2 in the away game and progressed 5-2 on aggregate.
Wolves beat Racing Club Bobo Diolassou 4-0 aggregate.
The former ECCPCO and St.George striker has scored eight goals in the league in Ethiopia so far.
However, Wolves defender Joseph Eyimofe has assured they will go all out and send Dedebit packing from the CAF Confederation Cup.
“We have prepared hard for our game on Saturday against Dedebit. We are in high spirit and very ready,” he said.
“Our loss to Gabros in the opening game of the league won’t in anyway affect us, we have put that behind us since the final whistle and are focused on this weekend game. No small team in the world again and for them to be here in this competition, they are good.”
He added: “All of us are in camp doing well, though I know nothing about the team, it doesn’t bother me a bit. My target and that of my team mates is to go past this team in both legs, and make sure we progress beyond the second round and go further than that in this competition.”
Wolves have featured in CAF Confederations three times previously - in 2010, 2012 and 2014 - and they have never gone beyond the second round.
Dedebit are appearing in the competition for the third time having crashed out in the first round in 2011 and 2013.
By Olusola Alao