The Amakhosi will look to win the trophy for the first time when they face the Egyptians at the Mohammed V Stadium , Casablanca.
Stuart Baxter’s side are also looking to become the third South African club to win the competition after Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns.
“Every single player knows what is obtainable and what the target is. Playing Al Ahly is not going to be easy. They have won this tournament many times, and it is the first time we are stepping into it,”Akpeyi told the club’s official website.
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” But that puts positive pressure on us. I do not see us losing focus and our preparation has been intensive. Everyone is fired up and ready to go to achieve the dreams of the team and the dreams of our supporters. We are ready to make history, we are ready to break history.”
Akpeyi, has been flawless in the Champions League and in the six games and 491 minutes the Nigeria international has played in the campaign, he is yet to concede a goal.
“It would be weird to say I’ve never thought about the record of clean sheets whatsoever. For me firstly, the main target is always to win a match when I take the field of play.
If a clean sheet comes, fine, but I just know that it has helped us to be in a good position and that we are doing well,”he added.
“Credit must go to every player who has helped me keep six straight clean sheets. It hasn’t been an easy journey. I’ve been fortunate to be at the right place at the right time, but credit must go to the entire team.
“There’s no way I would have been able to play against 11 opponents. So, every single player is doing his job, even if it is my job that is credited for not conceding.”
By Adeboye Amosu
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