TS Galaxy president, Tim Sukazi believes the progress his team will make in the CAF Confederation Cup will depend on Enyimba who they play on Sunday in Aba.
TS Galaxy arrived in Aba on Saturday and look forward to an entertaining encounter against the Confederation of African Football, CAF giants.
“It is Enyimba we are playing and they are giants in African football,” Sukazi told NigerianFootballer.com
“It is not like we are playing the club from Seychelles (Cote d’Or) that Sundowns beat 16-0, this is Enyimba and they are giants.
“Obviously our aim is to qualify but we must be realistic enough to know that it is Enyimba. Look, we want to give them a very good game and yes, we want to qualify for the group stages but whether or not we qualify depends on what we do in Aba on Sunday,” Sukazi said.
“I really do not know how far we will go, but if we succeed against Enyimba then we can as well win the cup. Enyimba has to be the strongest club left here. We want to go as far as we can. The experience has been great and we love it. We are a small club but very ambitious. Our story has been a fairy tale. We want to continue rewriting the history books and continue with this.”
Humble beginnings, yet ambitious
TS Galaxy was founded in 2015 as Cape Town Stars until Tim Sukazi purchased its license in 2018.
In May 2019, they won their first major trophy, the South African Ned Bank Cup, beating Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 in the final.
Suzaki told NigerianFootballer.com that they did not see themselves going far at the start of the Ned Bank Cup last season.
“When the tournament (Ned Bank Cup) started we took it game by game but after the first three rounds when we had qualified for the semi finals against a Premier division club, Golden Arrows away from home in Durban, I started realising that it was possible.
“We were just one game away from the final. We beat them 3-1 and were to play one of South Africa’s biggest clubs Kaizer Chiefs and at this time, I thought we were going to win it and we did it and made history as the first South African club to win the Cup from the lower division,” Sukazi said.
In getting to this point, Galaxy have played four matches winning of them. They beat St Lewis home and away and then the representatives from Madagascar (CNaPS Sport) home and away.
“We have won all our games so far and it has been a great experience for a new club that is just about a year old in the professional ranks. Before this we did not even know how to stage a CAF game, so it has been a wonderful experience and we believe we will be back on the continent.”
Winning the CAF Confederation Cup is a long shot for the South Africans; Enyimba will not be a walk in the park either.
Win or lose Sukazi and his lads have come a long way and will hope to return to the continent.