Madu Is Confident Wikki Can Turn Table On RSLAF In Confederation Cup

Published on: 16 February 2017

Wikki Tourists midfielder Harrison Chimezie Madu has vowed that a comeback and undoubted success is imminent when they confront the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF) FC in the second leg fixture of the CAF Confederation Cup this Sunday.

The Bauchi side will secure passage to the next round, if they can beat the visitors by 3-0, 4-1 or at worst cancel out the two goals deficit from the first meeting and hope to overcome their guests via penalty kicks.

The Sierra Leone army club defeated the Giant Elephant 2-0 in the first leg of their preliminary round tie last Sunday, leaving the Nigerians with a mountain to climb in the second leg.

However Madu is confident of a turnaround considering the harmony amidst his colleagues.

"We have had a lengthy crisis talk. Our players have resolved that it is time to change the tide. This is not about our coaches, because they are not going to play. It's about the key actors and we have agreed to take the requisite steps. These are immediate reasons we must come out scoring and protect our rear guard as well," Madu told

The midfielder believes that taking their chances in the return leg can propel them to the next round.

"That is why we must not be wasteful in front of goal or display any form of lukewarm attitude. We must utilize our chances.

"We are now saddled with another responsibility of facing the armies once more. The first test away availed us with a better knowledge of the team. Now is the time to make amends. It is an uphill task that requires serious attention. I can assure you that we are braced for this assignment," said Madu.

Madu has been a key figure in the heart of Wikki Tourists midfield since Mohammed Baba Ganaru took charge as coach before the start of this season.

He has already struck a cohesive partnership with the likes of Hassan Hussaini, Omo Johnson, Victor Alegbe and Chukwudi Samuel. He is expected to deliver the passes when they take on RSLAF at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi this Sunday from 4pm.