The Media Officer of Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt, China Acheru, says the club is happy with the CAF Confederations Cup first round draw against Leonas Vegeterianos FC of Equatorial Guinea.
Acheru told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt on Tuesday that the management of Dolphins saw the draw as a fair one.
Dolphins will play away to the Equatorial Guinea club on the weekend of March 13, 14 and 15, 2015.
The truth is that Nigerian clubs are not hundred per cent ready because our season ended three weeks ago with the Federation Cup final.
“Right now, the clubs are in the process of registering players for the competition. The clubs are looking for easy draws.
“At least, we are going to Malabo, it is better than going to Ghana, Cameroon, Morocco or even Congo,’’ he said.
Acheru said Dolphins would work hard to win the first round match and be prepared for second round opponents.
We will do our best to handle Leonas Vegeterianos FC , knowing that if we win that game, our next opponent is Club African of Tunisia, which is more difficult.
“By that time, we would have had some games in the league and be more match fit.
“We are happy about the draw. It’s not the best draw and but it’s not the worst, and it’s something that we can handle,’’ the Media Officer said.
He said Leonas Vegeterianos was founded in 2001 by a Spaniard, Juan Manuel Rohas.
The club, he said, was based in Malabo while a Nigerian plays in the team.