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Confederation cup campaigners Enyimba have declared operation consolidate as the team jetted out for the second leg of two legged battle against ES Setif of Algeria.
Everything seemed to be falling apart in the Garden City of Port Harcourt in the wake of Rivers United’s excruciating loss to Enyimba FC in the playoff round of the CAF Confederation Cup.
The two-time African champions have been drawn in a tough-looking Group A of the Confederation Cup alongside Orlando Pirates of South Africa, Algeria’s ES Setif and Al Ahli Benghazi from Libya.
Enyimba have been drawn in a fairly tough Group A of the Confederation Cup alongside South African giants Orlando Pirates, Ahli Benghazy from Libya and ES Setif of Algeria.
The Pride of Rivers had registered a 2-0 win when they played the first leg in South Africa in December and despite the uncertainties that postponed and rescheduled the second leg, Stanley Eguma’s men delivered yet another flawless performance.
Theophilus Afelokhai, the Goalkeeper of Rivers United FC of Port Harcourt says the team’s superlative performance in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) is due to Governor Nyesom Wike’s love for sports, especially football.
Enyimba will battle either fellow Nigerian club Rivers United or South Africa’s Bloemfontein Celtic to reach the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Rivers United and South Africa’s Bloemfontein Celtic are awaiting the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decision on their botched Confederation Cup first round, second leg match.
CAF have warned that Rivers United will be thrown out of the Confederation Cup if they failed to secure a waiver from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for South African opponents Bloemfontein Celtic.
Rivers United’s 36 man contingent arrived South Africa on Sunday ahead of the first-leg tie of their Confederation Cup qualifiers which is scheduled for Wednesday.
Enyimba International of Aba are through to the CAF Champions League first qualifying round after a 1-1 draw with Rahimo FC of Burkina Faso in Aba confirmed a 2-1 aggregate win in the preliminary round.
Enyimba is not under pressure to carry the hope of the Nation on their shoulders on the continent in the season’s campaign Midfielder Austin Oladapo has said.
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Afelokhai speaking in a chat empathized with the Port Harcourt based side and urge the team to simply focus on representing Nigeria well in the CAF Confederation cup rather than continue to drag a decision that has been made by the league organizers on the placements of teams on the NPFL table.
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