Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions Plateau United on Wednesday afternoon arrived the northern city of Kano ahead of Sunday’s CAF Champions League second leg first round tie against Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel.
United lost 2-4 in the first leg match played at the Olympic Stadium in Sousse last Tuesday and will be hoping to overcome the deficit and reach the group stage of Africa’s most prestigious club competition for the first time in their history.
The Plateau State government sponsored side will however have to do without their home fans for the visit of the Tunisians after it emerged on Tuesday afternoon that their new Zaria Road stadium was deemed not eligible by CAF to stage the game.
The team have taken the decision in good faith and have now arrived in the commercial city of Kano on Wednesday afternoon with a training session slated for later in the afternoon.
Kennedy Boboye’s men are boosted by the return of defensive duo Hamisu Saleh and Emmanuel James who were suspended for the first leg in Sousse, forcing right back Chizoba Amaefule to deputise at the left back position.
Sunday’s game will hold at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano at 2pm Nigerian time with Angolan referee Helder Martins de Carvalho at the centre of proceedings.