'Sleeping giants' Enyimba handed tough CAF Cup test in Ittihad

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The pairing was among the most intriguing after a draw in Cairo on Tuesday.

Nigerian club Enyimba will face formidable CAF Confederation Cup play-offs opponents in Libyan outfit Al Ittihad as they seek to re-emerge as a force in Africa.on Tuesday pitted Confederation Cup last-32 winners against CAF Champions League last-32 losers.

But the closest the Peoples Elephant have come to further international glory was reaching the 2018 semi-finals of the Confederation Cup, the African equivalent of the UEFA Europa League. “Nigerian footballers love to attack and show their attacking power, but we must try to get the right balance and not expose the defence.”

Pirates should eliminate LPRC Oilers of Liberia, but compatriots Marumo Gallants must return to DR Congo for a showdown with Mazembe having surprisingly ousted Kinshasa-based Vita Club.

 

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