Berekum Chelsea face yet another tall order in their Champions League campaign as they clash with Egyptian giants Al-Ahly in Cairo this evening. Kick-off is 8:00pm.
But the technical team and playing body appear determined to offer the North Africans a stiff opposition regardless of the hostâ€™s pedigree and the venue.
The Ghanaians have carved a niche for themselves in the campaign, especially at the Group stage where they recorded an impressive record- beating Zamalek 3-2 and sharing spoils with TP Mazembe in DR Congo after a 2-2 drawn game.
Chelseaâ€™s Dutch Manager Hans Vander Plyum, before their departure said: â€śWe are aware of the task ahead; they are good side and we will not underrate them.
â€śWe play like we have done previously and hope to even play better. Our trump card has been our ability to finish well, and we are going to improve on that.
â€śOur first halves have not been too good, but we have done our home work well and weâ€™re hoping to return home with yet another good result,â€ť he added.
Ahly, leading the pack with six points, on the other hand are aware of the Wes Africansâ€™ pedigree who and they appear extra cautious.
Already, the absence of their key performer Mohammed Aboutrika, who is in London for the Olympics, appears to have worsened their situation of playing in an empty stadium following a ban.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum