The two sides will come face-to-face again on Sunday at the Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi for the second leg preliminary round of the 2017 Total CAF Confederation Cup.
RSLAF are going into Sunday’s match with a 2-0 goal advantage in Freetown but their head coach, Alimamy Bangura aka coach Allo is keen to get the job done in their opponent’s turf and refuses to write off the Nigerian Premier League side.
“It will be tough for us in Nigeria and one of our best throughout the match and hopefully we can secure qualification and progress to the next stage.”
Wikki Tourists nickname name ‘the Bauchi Elephants’ who are debutants in the competition will be looking to overturn the deficit. Their captain and right-back Mustapha Ibrahim said their aim is to score three or more goals in the match and advance.
“After the game in Freetown, it dawned on us that we did not represent our country very well. However, we equally know that the loss is not the end of the road for us as far as the CAF Confederation Cup is concerned,” Ibrahim said adding that: “We know there is another chance for us to make amends as well as redeem our qualification campaign. We are convinced we will get the required three or four goals without conceding on Sunday.”
The aggregate winner in Sunday’s tie will confront Malian side, FC Djoliba, in the next stage of the competition.