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Warri Wolves centre half Ike ThankGod is very confident the Glo Premier League side will do the nation proud when they meet Union Douala of Cameroon in the Caf Confederation Cup first round match scheduled for this weekend.
The former Heartland FC defender told supersport.com that the Warri-based side is ready for the tough battle in Cameroon.
"Wolves are ready, we know what is at stake and we won't let the country down," he said.
"Playing on the continent is a different ball game entirely, we know what It takes. We'll come good and make Nigerians smile.
"We know what happened to Pillars, It was rather unfortunate, but hopefully, ours will be better."
Warri Wolves have beefed up their squad in the off-season with Bartholomew Ibenegbu, who joined in from Heartland, Brendan Ogbu, who had stints in South Africa and Tanzania and former ABS midfielder Lordson Ichull.
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Former gaffer Paul Aigbogun has also rejoined the fold and Ike feels all of these will come into play when they clash with Douala.
"The team has been beefed up with quality players and those who are also experienced on the continent.
"That blend of youth and experience will serve us well when we venture into Africa. I'm sure we will hoist the nation's flag positively," he said.
Warri Wolves will meet Union Douala on March 1 in a Caf Confederation Cup first round, first leg tie at the Stade de la Reunification in Douala, Cameroun.