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Enyimba have won the Caf Champions League twice. Image: Enyimba FC

Enyimba will be gunning for the Confederation Cup crown this season, club Chairman Felix Anyansi-Agwu has boasted.

The seven-time Nigerian champions are in the semi-final of the competition where they are paired with Morocco’s Raja Casablanca.

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With the first leg billed for Wednesday (today) and the return fixture for October 24, Anyansi-Agwu has said the team’s rich history will come to play against the Moroccans.

“As far as Enyimba is concerned, we have a very rich history both in Nigeria and Africa because we have won everything winnable,” Anyansi-Agwu told CAF website.

“Between 2000 and now that I’ve been chairman, we have won the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) title seven times and the Federation Cup four times aside many other trophies and even in years we failed to win something we had finished in second or third position in the league.

“In Africa, we won the CAF Champions League in 2003 and 2004; we have also won the CAF Super Cup twice in 2004 and 2005 and the only trophy left for us to win on the continent is the CAF Confederation Cup.

“We know that Nigerians want us to win this elusive CAF Confederation Cup. This is possible through hard work and commitment and God’s willing, we shall win this important trophy this year.”

He admitted that the Peoples’ Elephant “respect for Raja because of their pedigree because they have achieved so much over the years both in Morocco and in Africa and I believe they’ll have the same respect for us as such this upcoming match between us is difficult to predict.

“But we are confident in our own abilities and I know we are a very difficult team to beat when we are on fire; our performance in Aba against Rayon Sport has given us so much self-belief and I know our players would rise up to the occasion.”