Enyimba’s opponents in Sunday’s CAF Champions League (CAFCL) first leg, first round clash Al-Hilal Omdurman have arrived in the commercial city of Aba, reports www.aclsports.com
The Sudanese side touched down at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Abuja just after midday Nigerian time on Thursday before they were airlifted to the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri by their hosts, Enyimba.
By the evening of Thursday, Al-Hilal’s contingent of twenty (20) players and officials had moved from Owerri to Aba by road and fully settled in their hotel, according to Enyimba’s Sporting Director Jude Anyadufu.
Al-Hilal Omdurman edged Rwandan side Rayon Sports on away goals rule in the last (preliminary) round and are expected to face a sterner test against former champions Enyimba starting from Sunday.
Enyimba on their own defeated Burkina Faso champions Rahimo 5-1 on aggregate in the last round and will be hoping to qualify for the group stage of the CAFCL for the first time in four seasons.
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The last time Al-Hilal visited Nigeria was in April last year when they lost 3-1 to Akwa United at the Nest of Champions although the Sudanese progressed to the group stage of the Confederation Cup on away goals rule.
Enyimba will host the first leg of their two-legged encounter with the second placed side in the Sudanese league last term at the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba on Sunday, starting from 4pm local time.