Orlando Pirates co-coach Fadlu Davids is banking on defender Olisa Ndah to win the support of Uyo fans in Friday’s CAF Confederation Cup clash against Moroccan club RS Berkane, reports Completesports.com.
Both teams will clash in the final at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
Ndah won the Nigeria Professional Football League title with Akwa United in 2021 before switching to Orlando Pirates.
The 24-year-old remain a cult hero at the club, and Davids hopes his presence will help tilt support in favour of the Bucs.
“We are quite happy because it’s a neutral venue. If the final was in Morocco, it would have been a different story. So we are quite happy,” Fadlu, was quoted by iol.co.za.
“I urge the Nigeria supporters to come and support us. Their prodigal son, Ndah, returns to their stadium. We are playing at the Akwa Stadium where he won the league before joining Pirates. We hope the Nigerians will get behind us at the stadium.
“We hope to have the extra 12th man in the stands at the stadium. So, we are hoping that they come out in numbers. A neutral venue could become our home ground. So, we are quite happy with the venue.”
Ndah has been solid for Pirates since joining the club at the beginning of the season. So much so that his stellar outing has kicked former Bafana Bafana captain Thulani Hlatshwayo out of the team as he partners captain Happy Jele in defence.
To reach the final, Orlando Pirates defeated Libyan club Al Ahli 2-1 on aggregate.
RS Berkane on the other hand edged out DRC outfit TP Mazembe 4-2 on aggregate.
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