CAFCC: Enyimba, Akwa United leave Nigeria for continental duels

CAFCC: Enyimba, Akwa United leave Nigeria for continental duels

Former Champions League winners Enyimba and Nigeria’s Cup Kings Akwa United are leaving the country on Wednesday evening ahead of their CAF Confederation Cup playoff round first leg games this weekend.

Both teams are two of four Nigerian clubs in Confederation Cup action this weekend after Plateau United and MFM dropped down from the Champions League.

Enyimba have standing between them and a place in the Confederation Cup group stage; South African Champions Bidvest Wits with their first leg encounter billed for the Milpark Stadium in Johannesburg on Friday.

Paul Aigbogun and his team of eighteen players including Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa are scheduled to leave Lagos on Wednesday night to arrive in the South African capital in the early hours of Thursday.

Enyimba

Similarly, Akwa United have left Lagos on Wednesday afternoon ahead of their date with Sudanese side Al Hilal in their playoff first leg tie in Omdurman.

The team began their journey on Tuesday, leaving Uyo for Lagos from where they boarded an Ethiopian Airline flight en route to Sudanese capital Khartoum on Wednesday.

Abdu Maikaba’s men are expected to move from Khartoum to Omdurman on Friday morning ahead of the game billed for 6pm Nigerian time on Sunday.

Nigeria’s other representatives; Plateau United and MFM will play their home games at the Agege Stadium against USM Alger and Djoliba on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

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