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Ajani: Rangers Ready To Shock Sfaxien In Tunisia

Rangers International of Enugu striker, Ibrahim Ajani has predicted that his side will shock CS Sfaxien of Tunisia next week Wednesday in the CAF Confederation Cup, because The Flying Antelopes will not be under any form of pressure in the game.

The former Sunshine Stars of Akure striker noted that, since Sfaxien are former champions and playing at home, all pressure will be on the hosts to win, while the visitors from Enugu will calmly play for an upset.

Ajani is equally relieved that his side started their campaign in the second-tier competition’s group stage with victory at home against Salitas of Burkina Faso last weekend.

Ajani is of a view that Sunday’s 2-0 win at Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu put the Coal City side in the right frame for greater heroics in the competition, as he believes their level of confidence has been increased.

Ajani said is happy that Saturday’s win took Rangers top of Group B, as their next opponents, Sfaxien, won their Tunisian derby 1-0 over Etoile du Sahel in Sousse.

The Ogun State-born striker, who has also played with Enyimba of Aba in the past, added that he and his Rangers teammates are determined to bring glory to Nigeria in this year’s edition of the Confederation Cup.

Ajani added: “We will continue to raise our game knowing well that the Tunisians are always tactical in their approach.

“We will be hoping to repeat our home form away. When we play away against the Tunisian side, we will not be playing under any pressure.

“We were not considered as favourite because the North African sides were former champions and they are highly-rated in the continent.

“Winning all our home matches are crucial to our qualification to the knockout stage.

“This I believe we can achieve with determination and support from the home fans. I am confident that team (will) make the country proud.”

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