Plateau United Coach, Fidelis Ilechukwu has stated that playing in the CAF Confederation Cup (CAFCC) is another opportunity to put themselves in good light.
The Coach disclosed this as his boys prepare for their CAF CC playoff encounter against Al-Akhdar SC of Libya.
The team from Jos, Nigeria had crashed out via away goals after playing 2-2 on aggregate against Esperance of Tunisia in the CAF Champions League second preliminary round .
Meanwhile, the experienced of the Nigeria league sees the tournament as one for his to show how good they are.
“We have another opportunity to make ourselves very proud and that is the Confederation Cup.
“We lost in the champion’s league level but the confederation cup also presents another opportunity, so we must make all our hard work and efforts count for something.
We must remain united and make the supporters continue to stand firm behind the team,” he said.
The coach said that they had taken useful lessons from their painful exit in the CAF Champions League in the playoff round.
He said it was unfortunate they had to exit the African club flagship competition, adding that the experience learnt would help them perform better in the cup competition.
“I have to say that even though it was painful that we had to bow out of the CAF Champions League, we were not disgraced.
“We were eliminated with our heads held high. I want to praise my courageous boys who gave their all in Tunisia.
“We could have achieved a better result but for some issues. I won’t like to comment about the officiating, but I definitely tell you that we gave a good account of ourselves,’’ he said.
The Nigeria club side Plateau United play host come Wednesday against the Libyan side, Al-Akhdar SC at the Moshood Abiola Stadium.