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Ajiboye eyes CAF CL group stage despite 1st leg defeat at Etoile

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Ajiboye eyes CAF CL group stage despite 1st leg defeat at Etoile

Plateau United goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye is confident his side can make it to the group stage of the CAF Champions League despite losing 4-2 against Etoile du Sahel in the first leg of their first round tie.

The NPFL champions were four goals down when they rallied back in the second half to reduce the deficit by half.

The Jos side will now need to score two unreplied goals in the reverse fixture to make it to the next stage of the continental competition.

Speaking to CompleteSports after the game, Ajiboye, who came in a substitute in the game, said: “It’s disappointing that we didn’t start the game well but we showed good character by scoring two goals in the second half.

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“The two goals is a big lifeline for us and we now have a good chance of making it to the group stage.

“I’m sure they will make things difficult for us in Jos but they are not invincible as we all saw in the second half when we put our acts together.

“It is going to be another tough game but I believe we will make it at the end of the day.”

Plateau United will host the Tunisian side in the second leg of the encounter in two weeks.

 

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