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12.01.2005 Football News

Attuquayefio vows to beat Enyimba

By Raymond Yeboah

Hearts of Oak coach Jones Attuquayefio is already looking ahead to the African Super Cup meeting with Enyimba after his side's victory in the Confederations Cup on Sunday.

Hearts beat fierce rivals Asante Kotoko 8-7 on penalties in Kumasi to become the first winners of the Confederation Cup. The win also earned the Accra-based club their second continental trophy in four years after they took the 2000 Champions League.

Hearts coach Attuquayefio said that his focus has now switched to the match with 2004 Champions League winners Enyimba of Nigeria. The fixture is due to take place on the weekend of 18-22 February in the Nigerian capital Abuja.

"I'm satisfied that we're the first winners of the Confederation Cup but I'm hungry for more," said Attuquayefio.

"I want to add Enyimba to my list of victims."

The Confederation Cup win makes Attuquayefio the most successful coach in the history of Hearts of Oak.

Attuquayefio said: "I feel great and terrific. To add the Confederation Cup to my Champions League medal is a major thing."

But while Jones basks in the glory of Sunday's victory, spare a thought for his opposite number, Hans Dieter Schmidt and his players. Kotoko have now gone two decades without a continental win and have lost two straight finals.

They failed to win the 2002 Cup Winners Cup against Wydad Athletic Casablanca

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