Super Eagles and Akwa United striker Okechukwu Gabriel believes his NPFL side will beat Sudan’s Al Hilal in the play-offs of the CAF Confederation Cup to advance to the group stages.
The Promise Keepers will travel to Sudan for the first leg of the tie on Sunday, and Gabriel admits that their opponents will not let them have it easy.
“There are no small teams any more but I believe we (Akwa United) will get a good result to go through to the next round,” Gabriel told Complete Sports.
“They are a tough side who are unbeaten in their last five games and they are also third in their league table so it will be tough, no doubt.”
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The 22-year old, who featured for the home-based Super Eagles at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco, was also invited to Gernot Rohr’s team ahead of the World Cup friendlies against Poland and Serbia.
In the chat, Gabriel also shared his ‘great experience’ in camp with the Eagles but was rather sad he was not fielded in any of the games.
“The games were good tests for the team and I hope to get another chance because the competition was fierce.
“It was a great experience for me and I learnt few things from my teammates and the manager but sadly I was unable to show them in match situations,” he added.
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