Enyimba’s opponents hit Nigeria by road
Enyimba’s CAF Champions League preliminary round first leg opponents, Anges de Notse of Togo have chosen to arrive in Aba, venue of tomorrow’s game by road.
A top official of the People’s Elephant told NationSport that the club had yet to arrive in the South Eastern city as at evening yesterday.
The official further told NationSport that the Togolese side initially kept them in the dark about their itinerary, but they eventually got word from them on Thursday that they were on their way to Nigeria by road.
Enyimba will host the first leg at their fortress – The Enyimba International Stadium – and a good win will boost the Aba Millionaire’s chances of a place in the next round.
The Francophone side emerged as their country’s league champions for last season and this fetched them their nation’s sole ticket to the money-spinning competition, while Enyimba came second behind Kano Pillars in the Glo Nigerian Premier League last season also.
Both are seeking a spot to the first round of the Champions League with Enyimba overwhelming favourites to progress having won the competition twice in 2003 and 2004, and also being semi finalists the last time they participated in 2011.