Remo Stars Not Under Pressure To Defeat ASFAR, Says Coach Daniel Ogunmodede

Written by Oluwaseun Oyedji

Remo Stars coach, Daniel Ogunmodede has expressed confidence in his wards to get the desirable result against ASFAR FC of Morocco.

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Debutant, Remo Stars of Nigeria played out a 1-1 draw with ASFAR FC of Morocco in the first leg of the Preliminary Round of the 2022/2023 TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup.

“It’s our first time and we don’t have the experience to be able to get the result away. We are not under any pressure for the game as we want to go there to win and get the desirable result.” Coach Daniel Ogunmodede told pressmen during the pre-match press briefing on Saturday.

“We are a team that is used to being confident. This project has been on for over a decade now. Nothing much to tell a young lad going to Morocco to face an experienced and good team. Coming out with such a fantastic result from Morocco with such a crowd. It’s a huge result for our culture and shows that it’s good to invest in football.


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“Seeing is believing. It’s a practical thing that is obvious. We have invested much not thinking about what we have passed through. It’s not a fire brigade approach. We have worked for it to get to this level. It’s a message to Nigeria, Africa, and the world about what we have been doing. It’s a laudable project.” The coach concluded.

The winner of the game on aggregate on Sunday will face Ashanti GB of Guinea in the next round.

Remo Stars qualified for the Confederation Cup after its third-place finish at the end of the 2021/2022 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Meanwhile…

A total of 25 teams have made it to the next round of the 2022/2023 TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup.

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Holders, Berkane of Morocco, Sporting Gagnoa (Ivory Coast), Saoura (Algeria), USM Alger (Algeria), Heart of Oaks (Ghana), and Al Hilal (Sudan) have qualified.

Others include Pyramids (Egypt), Fasil Kenema (Ethiopia), CS Sfaxien (Tunisia), Al Nasr, Kipanga (Zanzibar), Club Africain (Tunisia), Al Akhdar (Libya), Azam (Tanzania), Royal AM (South Africa), and Zesco United (Zambia).

St. Eloi Lupopo (Democratic Republic of Congo), Sagrada (Angola), St. Michael United (Seychelles), Motema Pembe (Democratic Republic of Congo), Diables Noirs, Marumo Gallants, Ashanti GB (Guinea), Kallon (Sierra Leone), and Future FC (Egypt).


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