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18.02.2014 Sports News

Ex-Ghana striker Joetex Frimpong grateful to Enyimba

Ex-Ghana striker Joetex Frimpong grateful to Enyimba
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Enyimba legend, Joetex Frimpong, is satisfied that the club has been able to perfect a recipe for success in Africa's elite club competition, the Caf Champions League.

Frimpong, who works as assistant coach/player at Swiss lower division side, SC Dudengen, believes the team can excel in the 2014 edition.

“The Champions League is not complete without Enyimba and others like Al-Ahly Nationale, Esperance, TP Mazembe et al.

“Enyimba has always shown character and there's a mixture of experienced and new players,” he told

Frimpong equally applauded the club for their result against Togolese side, Angers de Notse, in the preliminary round.

“I'm not surprised Enyimba is through to the next round. Players in the club know the tradition, so they want to maintain it. It's not an easy task.

“The ability to achieve a turnaround is one of the qualities of Enyimba and only a few clubs can achieve that.

“Besides, you need to score goals away from home if you want to reach the group stage,” he said to

Enyimba came from a goal down to win the first leg 3-1 and got an away goal as they lost 1-2, in Lome to qualify 4-3 on aggregate.

Frimpong won the 2003 and 2004 editions with the Aba side and was on the losing side in the 2006 finals with Tunisia's Club Sportif Sfaxien.

In 2005, he made history as the first player to score 15 goals in three (2003, 2004 and 2005) editions of the competition.


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