Crown FC technical adviser, Lawrence Akpokona, has fired warning shots to Nigeria’s flag bearers in the CAF Confederations Cup, Bayelsa United and Warri Wolves as they get set to kick start their campaign in the second-tier club competition.
Akpokona in a chat with Blueprint Sport said it wass pertinent for the two clubs to learn from the early exit suffered by Kano Pillars as there would be no second chance to correct any mistakes made either in the first or second legs of their respective ties.
Pillars failed to upturn the 3-1 defeat suffered in their first leg tie away to AS Vita as the 2 – 1 victory at home saw them crashing out on a 4 – 3 aggregate score line.
Incidentally, according to the schedule from CAF, Bayelsa United will be up against another Congolese side FC Kondzo, while Warri Wolves will face Union Douala.
The first leg ties for the Confederations Cup matches will take place in the weekend of February 23 and March 2, 2014, while the second leg ties will be played a week later in the weekend of 7 – 9 March 2014.
No Nigerian club side as lifted the Confederations Cup in its present format.