Nigerian forward Leke James says he is focused on helping Molde FK to defeat Qarabag and qualify for the Play-Off stage of the UEFA Champions League.

The Molde FK striker stated this in an exclusive interview with as his side is set to take on Azerbaijani champions, Qarabag in the Third Qualifying Round of the UEFA Champions League.

James who, of late, has indicated interest to play for the Nigerian senior national team also affirms not to be under any “pressure”, but pledge to give his best to help his club.

“I’m not under any pressure, I just want to go out there and give my best and help my team get to the next stage of the Champions League," he told

After complaints from Molde FK about the risk of COVID-19 in Azerbaijan, UEFA decided that the match be played in Larnaca, Cyprus instead of Baku.

James helped Molde beat Celje by scoring the winning goal in the 74th minute. The attacker, however, believes that playing in Cyprus is not a big advantage for Qarabag.

“We will play on neutral ground and it is not much advantage as the weather condition in Cyprus is similar to Baku I guess. And there are no fans for both teams, so we have to play behind closed doors.”

Molde FK defeated KuPS and Celje in the First and Second Qualifying Rounds respectively. Leke James 

Jame joined Molde FK in April 2018 on a three-year contract and has been featuring for the club in the Eliteserien and European tournaments.