Delicate ties for Nigeria’s CAF representatives

Nigeria's Enyimba Football Club

Nigeria’s Enyimba Football Club

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE country’s representatives in the Confederation of  African Football competitions face tricky assignments when the respective  tournaments resume this weekend.

The three matches resume amid the sides having either a one-goal margin lead or a setback of similar margin.

Following a 0-1 defeat at the hands of Ugandan champions Vipers, Nigeria’s  defending premiership title holders, Enyimba, will be hoping to turn the tables against the visitors in a CAF Champions League encounter at Port Harcourt on Sunday.

The Nigerian kings suffered defeat in the first leg of the preliminary round encounter played at the Nakivubo Stadium in Uganda two weeks ago.

An exciting encounter is on the cards with the Ugandans insisting they would not be intimidated their more fancied Nigerian counterparts in Port Harcourt.

Two other local representatives, Akwa United and Nasarawa United will be participating in the CAF Confederation Cup.

They might be enjoying first round leads but the encounters are delicately-balanced.

On Saturday Akwa will host Vita Club Mokanda of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at the Akwa Ibom Stadium while Nasarawa will be away to Generation Foot at Stade Demba Diop in Senegal.

Vita Club Mokanda narrowly lost 1-0 backyard to Akwa in Pointe-Noire a fortnight ago while Nasarawa beat Generation Foot 2 – 1 in the first leg played at Abuja National Stadium.

– CAJ News





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