Rangers International FC midfielder Aguda Godwin insists that the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title holders are not nervous ahead of their CAF Champions League first round first leg game against Zamalek SC of Egypt.
The White Knights, who are runners-up from last year, will host the Flying Antelopes, who defeated JS Saoura of Algeria in the preliminaries to advance, on March 12 and the second leg will be played in Enugu a week after the first.
Speaking to KingFut, Aguda believes Rangers have enough fire power to hold Zamalek at home and get at least a draw to gain some advantage going into the home fixture.
“I do not believe Zamalek are too strong for us. We will go to Egypt looking to at least get a draw as that will give us something to build on ahead of the return leg in Enugu,” Godwin Aguda said.
“We believe in ourselves and know it is possible to avoid defeat in Egypt.”
The Nigerian Champions are currently 16th in the league with 12 points from 10 matches, and will hope to find their form against Zamalek next week.
Meanwhile, this will be Rangers’ 10th Champions League appearance as their last one came in 2013.
They have never won the trophy before despite reaching the final in 1975, when they lost the title to Guinea’s Hafia FC..