FC Nouadhibou head coach Amir Abdou is optimistic his side is iAcapable of beating Asante Kotoko in the first leg of their CAF Champions League preliminary round game  on Sunday.

The coach who was appointed as the new coach of the club a week ago says his side has what it takes to overcome the Porcupines in Nouakchott.

Despite admitting his respect for the Ghanaian giant, the former Comoros island trainer insisted his squad has what it takes to defeat the Porcupine Warriors.

“Kotoko is a great club with good history; that is the little we know [about them]. But we can beat them, we have a good squad and we are very determined. Everything is possible in football,” Abdou told the Mauritanian media ahead of the game.

“I am very happy to join FC Nouadhibou. The project really appealed to me. Thank you to the club and to Mauritania for their welcome. I can’t wait to start this new adventure.”

Abdou, who is a native of Comoros Island, previously handled his country’s senior national team where he achieved some great results, including a goalless draw with seven times African champions Egypt and a 2-1 win over Kenya, both in Africa Cup of Nations group qualifiers last year.