Enyimba International have arrived in Kigali capital of Rwanda on Friday night ahead of Sunday’s 2018 CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final clash with Rayon Sports, Naijafootballplus.com can report.
The two-time African champions delegation arrived in Kigali 8.45pm local time (7.45pm Nigeria time) after being airborne for four hours and 10 minutes from Murtala Muhammad International airport, Lagos via RwandAir Boeing 737-800.
The club Chairman Felix Anyansi led the People’s Elephant contingent consisting of the team technical crew, players, backroom staff, Abia State representatives, NFF official and four-man media crew.
Rayon Sports will host Enyimba on Sunday in the first leg of the quarter-final fixtures at Stade de Kigali, kickoff time is 3pm Rwanda time (2pm Nigeria time).
Enyimba International head coach, Usman Abdallah has named a strong 20-man squad for the game on Sunday.
Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Theofilus Afelokhai, Dare Ojo, Sunday Adetunji, Ikouwem Uti and 15 others made the trip to Kigali.
Team captain Mfon Udoh and Ghanian goalkeeper Fatau Dauda were left out of the travelling squad.
Naijafootballplus.com chat with Enyimba midfielder Dare Ojo on arrival in Kigali.
“The celebration is over, we enjoyed Cara Brazzaville victory in Aba and the group stage success. We are back to work, we have put aside the previous achievements and we are concentrating on the future. The future is the next game on Sunday and we are here to open a new chapter.
“Enyimba don’t celebrate the past, we fight and live to achieve more success. We have won all titles both domestic and continental level but one trophy is missing, the Confederation Cup. We are up against the biggest club in Rwanda and we are looking forward to our biggest hurdle in the tournament.
“Our aims and objectives are clear for this season, we want to conquer Africa, we want to fill up our trophies cabinet with the missing trophy (Confederation Cup). It won’t come easy but we are optimistic we’ll leave Rwanda with a positive result,” said Ojo to Naijafootballplus.com.