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Al-Merreikh’s Garzitto banks on Nigerian trio against Rivers United

Al-Merreikh Italian coach Diego Garzitto is confident Kunle Odunlami, Kelechi Osunwa and Dayo Ojo will help the Sudanese club secure the maximum points at Yakubu Gowon Stadium when they tackle Rivers United in the first leg of the first round of 2017 CAF Champions League.

Although, Diego Garzitto had good things to say about ‘very good’ Rivers United he believes his side is out to get a result that will make their qualification easier.

“We come here (Port Harcourt) with the objective to win this match against Rivers United.”

“We know that Rivers United is a good team but we will do all we can to win,” Garzitto told Rivers United media team.

Diego Garzitto also talked about the readiness of his side including the three Nigerians in his squad.

“Kunle Odunlami, Kelechi Osunwa and Dayo Ojo are just like any of the others in my squad.

“I am only interested in getting a good performance from my players on Sunday irrespective of their nationalities.

“We will try to win on Sunday and finish off the job in Omdurman.

“We trust our team and we know we will produce a good match.

“Hopefully, things will go well for us,” Garzitto said.


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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