On Sunday night, the Yenagoa-based team will face the Tunisian giants, and they easily defeated their Guinea opponents.
The Nigerian National League team Bayelsa United will face the Tunisian team CS Sfaxien in the second round of the Coffee Confederations Cup.
On Sunday night, in the first round of the matchup at the Jenagoa Town Stadium, the Jenagoa-based team defeated the Ashanti Golden Boys 4-2.
Thanks to Okardi Inikurogha’s double brace and the strikes of Favor Martins and Emo James, Depreye Tebowe’s men ruled the supremacy.
The visiting team scored the goal by defeating Mousakaeta, who defeated goalkeeper John Sheb twice.
Due to the reported background of a coup attempt in Guinea, the match with the runner-up of the Guinee Coupe Nationale in 2021 ended in a single round.
In order to enter the play-offs of the championship, Bayelsa United must negotiate with the eight-time Tunisian Ligue 1 champion.
Despite the arduous task ahead, goalkeeper Sheb is optimistic about his team’s chances of defeating North Africa.
“We thank God for today’s victory. It is not easy, but we are proud that we have done the job,” the young man told Target.
“Knowing that the first round will be decided in a game, we know that Ashanti Gold will go all out. Thankfully, we are fully prepared for them.
“Let’s put the score aside, they are a very good team, I must praise their fighting spirit. I also want to thank my teammates for not giving up when the most important time.
“Eligible to enter the next round, we will immediately begin preparations, because our goal is to at least enter the semi-finals of the Coffee Federation Cup.”
“We don’t know anything about this CF Sfaxien team, but based on their past performance in Africa, they must be a solid team,” he continued.
“However, there are no football matches in the newspapers, so facing them or any other teams in Africa, we are not afraid.
“What we owe ourselves is to be fully prepared, and hope that luck will smile at us whether at home or away.
“We will review our game against Ashanti Gold and make sure we spot our mistakes and correct them before the next game.”