Bayelsa United head coach, Diepreye Teibowei aka Computer says his side will be seeking a ‘resounding victory’ against Guinean side AS Ashanti Golden Boys in Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round tie at the Samson Siasia Stadium,Yenagoa.
The Confederation of African Football had ruled the fixture be played on a one legged basis following the coup d’etat in Guinea that saw President Alpha Condé dethroned.
The Guinée Championnat National side who scored twenty four goals and conceded same number of goals in twenty six games will have a serious battle as they face the attacking trio of Emo James, Victory Beniangba and Okardi Inikurogha.
Speaking to the club media, experienced gaffer, Diepreye Teibowei noted that his lads are in good shape going into the encounter, stating that he is aware of the importance of playing on the continent.
Though the Guinean side are relatively unknown in the continent, the experienced tactician believes that with the information available about his opponent, the Restoration Boys would secure passage to the next round.
Bayelsa United are unbeaten at home for three years despite playing in the Nigeria National League, the former Nigeria international is hopeful to continue with the one hundred percent record.
On the fitness level of some players, the gaffer confirmed that striker Robert Mizo would miss the clash alongside midfielder Stephen Wisdom who has moved to Kano Pillars, adding that defender Endurance Ebedibiri and Gabriel Biriduba whose wife recently gave birth are available.
Meanwhile, Bayelsa United thrashed Sunsel Fc of Agbor 4-1 in a preparatory game ahead of Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup one legged preliminary clash with AS Ashanti Golden Boys.
Goals from Okardi Inikurogha, Favour Martins, Gabriel Biriduba and Wisdom Magbisa ensured that Sunsel Fc sight seeing was completed.
Some fact About As Ashanti Golden Boys
As Ashanti Golden Boys 24 Goals scored
24 goals conceded in 26 matches in the Guinée Championnat National.
Won 12 games,lost 7 ,two at home and 5 away with 11 clean sheets but failed to score 9 times.
The Guineans biggest victory was 2-0 win over Santoba Conakry on the 19th of the March 2021,but their biggest defeat was on the 30th April, 2021 against Hafia Fc who could not make it to the continent with one point separating AS Ashanti Golden Boys and Hafia Fc
On the other hand Bayelsa United trio of Emo James, Victory Beniangba and Okardi Inikurogha gave the Yenagoa based side a total of 29 goals in the season.