Remo Stars head coach Daniel Ogunmodede says his team is in the right shape ahead of their CAF Champions League preliminary round game against Ghanaian champions, Medeama SC next month.
The two teams were paired during the draw on Tuesday for their respective maiden appearance in the competition with a further test against Guinea’s RS Horoya FC awaiting either side in the second round.
The first leg of the contest is scheduled to hold in Ghana on the weekend of August 18-20 with the second leg to hold in Nigeria a week later.
Coming off the back of back-to-back actions in the NPFL Super 6 and the Naija Super 8 competition, Ogunmodede said the team has had enough rest adding that playing the second leg at home will be an added advantage for his team.
“For sure, it should be an added advantage for us going to Ghana first and the experience we’ve had from the CAF Confederation Cup last season should also help put us in the right frame of mind.
“We’ve long forgotten about the issue of fatigue as I mentioned that period was playing the Naija Super 8 just days after the league season ended.
“The players have been able to rest for some days now and we are only thinking of preparing them physically and mentally for the task ahead,” he said.
Founded in 2001, Medeama SC, just like Remo are a privately owned club and won the Ghana Premier League last season.
“For now, we are yet to get vital information about Medeama SC, all we have now is that they’re privately owned like us and imagine them taking all big teams in Ghana to the cleaners and are a force to be reckoned with.
“Unfortunately, we don’t have much information and we look like an underdog to them already,” the coach added.
Remo Stars finished second in the NPFL last season, losing the title on goal difference to Enyimba who claimed it for a record ninth time.
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