CAF Confederation Cup: Nigerian clubs go for broke


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Action will continue on Tuesday and Wednesday in the CAF Confederation Cup second leg playoffs with winners over the two legs going straight to the group stage.

Four of Nigeria’s NPFL clubs will be directly involved and three of the four, are walking a tightrope.

Former African Champion Enyimba FC will host South African Champion Bidvest Wits at the Uj Esuene Stadium, with a win of any margin or a goalless draw taking them to the group stage.

The first leg ended 1-1 in Johannesburg after Ibrahim Mustapha scored an equalizer for Enyimba following Daine Klate’s early goal for the South African club.

Sudanese side Al Hilal arrived Nigeria on Saturday still basking in the euphoria of a 2-0 first leg win over Akwa United.

The Promise Keepers need three unreplied goals to progress to the next round of this season’s CAF Confederation Cup. 

Akwa United will be relying on the duo of Cyril Olisema and Victor Mbaoma to deliver the goals at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo.

Champions Plateau United must be on top of their game to stop high scoring USM Alger, who lost narrowly to the Jos based side at the soccer temple in Agege, Lagos during the first leg.

All eyes will be on the game scheduled to take place at Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algers, following the unconfirmed allegations of bribery that surrounded the first leg.

Plateau United will look on to Raphael Ayaghwa and Peter Eneji to deliver the killer punch by scoring an all import away goal.

MFM FC will be at the Modibo Keita stadium in Mali and try to make the impossible, possible against Djoliba of Mali.

The Church boys will draw inspiration from the CAF Champions League preliminary win secured against another Malian side AS Real Bamako.

The Olukoya boys must score two unreplied goals against Djoliba.

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