Enyimba forward Victor Mbaoma is getting ready for the CAF Confederation Cup return leg playoff against TS Galaxy without fear of home fans.
Mbaoma netted his first goal for the 2-time African Champions in their 2-0 first-leg win against Galaxy in Aba on Sunday.
With the return leg set for Sunday in Nelspruit, Mbaoma says Enyimba must put up a tough fight to ensure they qualify for the group stage.
“We only have to be mindful of them because they are a very good team,” Mbaoma said on busybuddiesng.com.
“We just have to respect them, and the only way we can respect them is to give them a very tough game, by doing what we are supposed to do – marking and taking everything serious.
“We just have to prevent them from scoring us because that is the most important thing that we have to take very serious there.”
At home in Nelspruit, the South African Cup holders are expected to enjoy the vociferous support of their fans. However, the former Akwa United loanee believes Enyimba won’t be intimidated by the presence of the home fans.
“We are two goals ahead and I think that’s a lot of advantage for us,” he added. “And I don’t think the fans there will put in any fear into our hearts because we are all professionals. We just have to get the job done.
“So, it doesn’t matter, even if the crowd is actually against us, the most important thing is to get the job done.”