Hafia FC attacking midfielder Prince Barrie is looking forward to his CAF Confederation Cup debut in Benin at the Stade de l’Amitié de Kouhounou, Cotonou.
Seven points adrift of Horoya AC in second place, Hafia going into this weekend continental tie highly motivated after winning three of their last five League matches.
Barrie, 20, with No 17 jersey in the photo, who joined the Guinean top-flight club on a two-year deal is expected to play a key role against Energie Sports of Benin in the first leg tie of the CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round this weekend.
“I think I’m ready is going to be a totally different experience for me, Barrie told footballsierraleone.net.
“I’ve never played in a CAF Cup tie, so I hope it will go well.”
“I’m determined to showcase my talent and help the team and make my country Sierra Leone proud as well.
The three-time African Champions new acquisition added: “As a team, we are all motivated and determine to win tomorrow match.”
“We want to do well in this competition.”
Meanwhile, Hafia arrived in Benin and according to our sources after the usual formalities upon arrival at the International airport Cardinal Bernardin Gantin the delegation refused to take the bus reserved for them.
The Guineans have made a fun of Energie FC hospitality. While the leaders of Energy were there, a police vehicle for their security, the Guinean delegation boycotted before heading towards the own buses that they prepared parallel, Football Sierra Leone understands.
The winner after two legs will have a cracking double date with Enyimba (Nigeria) in the second round.
CAF Confederation Cup fixtures – Friday, 9 February 2018 – Djoliba (Mali) vs ELWA United (Liberia) – Onze Createurs (Mali) vs CR Belouizdad (Algeria)
Saturday, 10 February 2018
Petro Atletico (Angola) vs Masters Security (Malawi) – Young Buffaloes (Swaziland) vs Cape Town City (South Africa) – Costa do Sol (Mozambique) vs Jwaneng (Botswana)
Energie (Benin) vs Hafia (Guinea) – Ngazi Sport (Comoros) vs Port Louis (Mauritius) – Mangasport (Gabon) vs Maniema Union (DR Congo)
Olympic Star (Burundi) vs Etoile Filante (Burkina Faso) – New Stars (Cameroon) vs Deportivo Niefang (Equatorial Guinea) – Tanda (Cote d’Ivoire) vs CS la Mancha (Congo)
Al Ittihad (Libya) vs Sahel (Niger) – US Ben Guerdane (Tunisia) vs Hilal Juba (South Sudan) – El Masry (Egypt) vs Green Buffaloes (Zambia)
Sunday, 11 February 2018
APR (Rwanda) vs Anse Reunion (Seychelles) – Akwa United (Nigeria) vs Hawks (Gambia) – Asante Kotoko (Ghana) vs CARA (Congo)
AFC Leopards (Kenya) vs FOSA Juniors (Madagascar) – Simba (Tanzania) vs Gendarmerie (Djibouti)- RS Berkane (Morocco) vs Mbour Petite Cote (Senegal)
Africa Sports (Cote d’Ivoire) vs FC Nouadhibou (Mauritania) – Zimamoto (Zanzibar) vs Wolaitta Dicha (Ethiopia)
*ELWA United withdrew
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