Nigerian giants Enyimba are out to ensure they retain the three points when they meet Egypt's Zamalek in the CAF Champions League o...
Nigerian giants Enyimba are out to ensure they retain the three points when they meet Egypt's Zamalek in the CAF Champions League on Sunday.
The Nigerian champions will be hoping to do well as they enter the group stages, starting with this Group B tie at home.
They will also use their home advantage to stun the Egyptian Premier League giants and ensure they travel to their next game with the full three points.
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In their previous match in the qualifying stages, they beat Tunisian side, Etoile Sportive du Sahel on penalties via aggregate score following a 3-0 win and a 3-0 loss in the second leg.
Paul Aigbogun's side has been boosted by the fact that skipper Chinedu Udoji has recovered from an eye infection and will be available for the clash.
On the part of the visitors, the White Knights are also gunning for glory and are aware that an away match against a tough Enyimba will be a challenge for them.
In their last tie in the preliminary stages, Zamalek defeated MO Bejaia of Algeria 2-0 and drew 1-1 in the second leg.
Mohamed Helmy's side will be crippled for the tie as they are set to miss the services of Mahmoud Abdel-Razek 'Shikabala' and Ayman Hefny who are sidelined through injuries.
The match will be staged at Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt in Nigeria on Sunday at 4pm and the Nigeria champions have thrown open the gates for the clash with club boss Felix Anyansi-Agwu calling for total support for the home team in Port Harcourt.
Anyansi in an interview with Magic FM said the players are fully prepared for the battle on Sunday.
He further revealed that 10 buses will be available at the Enyimba Stadium, Aba, on Sunday morning to convey fans of the club to the Adokiye Amesiamaka Stadium in Port Harcourt to cheer them to victory.
The People’s Elephants are Nigeria’s only surviving club on the continent this season. They are two-time champions of Africa, having won the CAF Champions League in 2003 and 2004.