CAF Confederation Cup: Bantu Coach Madidilane Keeping the Belief Ahead of Enugu Rangers Tie
Bantu FC coach James Madidilane is wary of Nigerian football giants Enugu Rangers.
Bantu FC coach James Madidilane is wary of the threat Nigerian football giants Enugu Rangers will pose against his side in search for a ticket to the CAF Confederation Cup group stages.
A Matšo Matebele, who were automatically relegated into the Confederation Cup after their elimination from the CAF Champions League, are set to welcome Rangers this Saturday at the Setsoto Stadium.
Madidilane holds that it won’t be an easy matchup against the better-financed side but will be counting on his players’ growing confidence.
“I have respect for Enugu Rangers. It going be good to play them but we got to take consideration the difference between the two. One with a massive financial ability and enjoying better facilities too. But I have players that have grown and got better. They have shown they are ready to play,” Madidilane told Ducor Sports.
The Lesotho Premier League champions missed out lucrative group stages of the CAF Champions League after they were eliminated 5-2 on aggregate by AS Vita of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
However, Madidilane is confident that they have a chance of making up for the loss by upsetting the Nigerian giants.
“It’s a big competition and making it to the group stages will be a great feat for the club and country. We have to prepare well for the game and fight with everything that we have,” he added.
The winner on aggregate scores will go in for draw for the group stage that will be held on 25th January 2019. The 16 teams, all winners of the play-off round of qualifying, will be drawn into four groups of four with each team facing the others in the group in a home and away round robin.