July 13, 2016 By Sahr Morris Jr.
Sierra Leone and NK Olimpija Ljubljana attacking midfielder, Gibrillia Julius Wobay, has called on his teammates ‘to work as a team’ if they are to secure a deserved result in their second round UEFA Champions League qualifiers against FK Dukla Trencin.
The Slovenia champions will be hosting the Slovakia Super Liga champions on Wednesday, 13 July at the Stadion Stožice in Ljubljana for the first leg of the second qualifying round.
Wobay, who is expected to be one of Italian coach Rodolfo Vanoli’s key stars for the home side following injury doubt of both Nik Kapun and Rocco Kronaveter for the first leg encounter, believes only team work will help them achieve their goal.
“It is very important for us to win though it is going to be a difficult match because we are also playing against another champion. The expectations are high especially for us playing at home and we do not need to disappoint the fans.
“This is a match that we must work hard and get the result as a team. We must focus on our game and if we perform well we will surely get a good result before the return leg encounter,” Wobay told Concord Sports.
The 32-year-old Sierra Leone international has had wealth of experience in UEFA competitions, scoring five goals in 22 matches in his five years spell with Azerbaijan side Khazar Lankaran, and Neftçi, where he scored four of the five goals during his four year with the club.
Wednesday’s clash against Trencin could return Wobay’s NK Olimpija Ljubljana to Champions League football since July 2013 when they were eliminated by another Slovakia opponent, MSK Zilina, on the away goal rule.
NK Olimpija Ljubljana won their first leg 3-1 but went on to lose the return leg 0-2, which saw MSK Zilina advance on the away goal rule following a 3-3 aggregate score line.