Stephen Worgu might be an unknown quantity at present in world football, but the nippy Nigerian striker looks like making a name for himself in no time at all. Ten goals in this year's CAF Champions League makes the diminutive Enyimba striker the runaway leader in the scoring charts, and his name is beginning to ring out as the Aba-based club seek a third continental crown.
Enyimba host Coton Sport of Cameroon on Sunday in one of four CAF Champions League matches at the weekend, in the second round of group games for the final eight competitors. Again they will look to the attacking acumen of Worgu, who despite scoring a fortnight ago in Sudan ended on the losing side when Enyimba went down 3-2 to hosts Al Hilal in their opening Group B match.
The pace and guile of the jet-heeled striker has seen his name appear frequently on the score sheet in Africa's top club competition, but Worgu is keen to deflect the attention.
"It doesn't matter about me," he told FIFA.com. "It might be my turn one day but it could be any of my teammates on another day. What matters is how the team plays."
Slow start for Enyimba
Despite a losing start, Enyimba are still heavily fancied. However, Worgu insists they are taking it one game at a time. "Our first aim is to try and get to the semifinals," he says with an air of modesty and humility.
The top two finishers in each group progress to the final four in October. But pressed on the question of Enyimba's potential, the forward added: "Of course we can win it. It's a very real possibility."
For Worgu, preparation before, and focus during, the game is key. "I thought we should have got a draw in the match against Al Hilal. We were unfortunate. I don't know how it happened, but we let it slip away. Mistakes happen and we will try to come back in Sunday's match."
Indeed a calamitous error by goalkeeper Sani Ualiru cost Enyimba a potentially precious away point, but they are hot favourites to overcome Coton Sport at home on Sunday.
This despite the Cameroon side registering a winning debut in the league phase of the competition, for which they have qualified for the very first time. Coton Sport beat TP Mazembe Engelbert of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Garoua, with a goal three minutes into second-half stoppage time. Mazembe play this weekend in Lubumbashi against Al Hilal.
In Group A, ASEC Abidjan are at home to Egyptian giants Al Ahli in a repeat of the many tense tussles they have enjoyed over the years in the same competition. Past results have been evenly distributed, with Al Ahli winning at home and ASEC at their fortress at the Houphouet Boigny stadium in the Côte d'Ivoire capital.
The weekend's action is rounded off late on Sunday in Cairo when Egypt's other representatives, Zamalek, play at home to this year's surprise package, Dynamos of Zimbabwe.
Zamalek lost the Cairo derby to Al Ahli two weeks ago at the start of the Champions League, and then suffered another defeat at the hands of their bitter enemies last Sunday in the Egypt Super Cup.
New Zamalek coach Reiner Hollmann is now under severe pressure to deliver a result, as they face a Dynamos team which beat ASEC Abidjan 2-1 in their opening Group A game two weeks ago.