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Nigeria and Enyimba International goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai is confident his team will defeat Rahimo FC despite the match going to played behind closed doors.

The People’s Elephant come into the 2nd leg with a one goal deficit after losing 1-0 in Burkina Faso, and this means the two times African champions need a outright win to confirm their place in the next round of the competition.

Afelokhai however admitted to footballlive Nigeria that playing without the fans in the stands will seem a bit odd.

“Honestly we just need to win the game, playing behind closed doors is not good because the supporters would have made things a lot easier for us but I don’t think that will be enough excuse for us not to win the match and qualify.

“We need to come out to play our way. Honestly as footballers we feel somehow when we heard that we are going to play behind closed doors.

“But we just need to encourage ourselves and Enyimba is too big to get knocked out of the preliminary stage of the champions league.”

Kick off for the match is 4 pm on Sunday at the Enyimba Stadium Aba.

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