Akwa United coach, Abdul Maikaba has stated that his team are in Gambia to give all or nothing.
Speaking to journalists before his team left for Gambia to face Banjul Hawks FC, the tactician reiterated his teams readiness for the seemingly uphill task ahead.
“Actually we are going to Gambia for a suicide mission. We really prepared very well for the task and we hope we get the result according to our plans because the spirit is so high that we can go there and overcome our opponents and qualify for the next round of the competition because we have to give in everything,” he said
The former Wikki Tourists coach expressed his disappointment at the result from the first leg but confidently said that the Promise Keepers could beat their opponents anywhere and will do everything to qualify for Nigeria.
He added: “It’s unfortunate that we lost the first leg but we all know that we are the better side and we can win against that opposition anywhere so that is why we have to go all out with all we have, with all we can do to make sure that we qualify Nigeria to the next round of the competition.”
Maikaba solicited for prayers and goodwill messages from the fans and that might spur them to their deserved victory.
“My message for Akwa United fans is for them to pray for us and believe in us that we can reverse the result. I believe with their prayers and good will messages, we will get there,” he concluded.
Akwa United will hope to overturn a 1-2 first leg defeat when they face Banjul Hawks FC in Gambia on Wednesday evening to progress to the next round of the CAF Confederation Cup.
This is the second time in their history they will playing the CAF Confederation Cup after a dismal performance two seasons ago. They entered into the competition as winners of the Federation Cup on both occasions.