Berekum Chelsea hope to prolong their stay in the CAF Champions League by eliminating Coton Sport of of Cameroon this weekend. The two sides meet in the return clash of the second round after drawing goalless in the first leg in Berekum. Coach of the Ghanaian side, Hans Van Der Pluym is confident that his side can score against Coton Sport and sail through to the group stage of the competition.
However, Pluym is drawing inspiration from the achievements of his side’s English namesake, Chelsea, who pulled a shocking victory against Barcelona over two legs in the UEFA Champions League semi-final tie last month.
“This tie is far from over. Nothing is impossible in football, look what Chelsea achieved in Barcelona against all odds,” the Dutch coach said.
“Obviously, the best chance of victory usually comes at home, but we have to concentrate on the second leg in Cameroon and make sure we progress to bring pride to Ghana. The result hinges on the commitment and determination of my players and they normally deliver when pushed. Football is unpredictable and nothing is impossible,” he added.
“All is not lost yet. We can go there (Garoua), score and qualify. It is possible.”
The winner in the Garoua match will clinch a place in the mini-league phase with a guaranteed $400,000 prize money while the losers will be given a second chance in the Confederation Cup.