Kano Pillars striker, Bello Kofarmata has said his absence will not hurt the Nigerian champions in Saturday’s CAF Champions League return fixture against DR Congo’s AS Vita at the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.
The former Heartland petite hitman saw red in his side’s 1-3 defeat to the Congolese side in Kinshasa on Sunday. Kofarmata said he is quite confident his teammates will turn the visitors back empty-handed with a resounding victory.
“I feel unhappy that I won’t be part of the squad to confront AS Vita in Kano today due to the red card I picked in Kinshasa on Sunday but I’m certain my colleagues will win the game to advance to the next stage of the competition. Of course, they’ll miss my service dearly same way I feel bad not bringing my own contribution at their period of great need but I’m sure they’ll cope perfectly without me.
“Pillars will surely win the encounter by three unreplied goals, history of our past campaigns shows that Pillars have been scoring up to four goals at home.
“AS Vita are a good side but not a match to Pillars, we’re supposed to pick an outright win or draw in Kinshasa if not the missed chances which have been corrected. Nigerians should be rest assured that Pillars won’t disappoint but will deliver the goods safely on Saturday,” Kofarmata said to supersport.com.
Kofarmata said the new coach, Okey Emordi is a big boost to the Pyramid City side’s title campaign in the competition.
“The new coach, Okey Emordi is a big boost to the side, he always motivates as well as inspires us to higher height.
“I’ve always known him to be a good coach right from the time we worked with him at the home-based Super Eagles,” said the Nigerian goal poacher.
The winners over both legs on Saturday will progress to the round of 32 of the annual elite club competition.
Source: Daily Trust