CAFCC: NPFL quartet return to the continent


Action will resume in both the CAF Champions league and CAF Confederation Cup this weekend with four Nigeria professional football league sides engaged  in the later competition.

Nigeria’s contingent will begin their quest on Friday when former African Champion Enyimba take on South Africa Champion Bidvest Wits in a cracker in Johannesburg.

The people’s Elephant has an edge based on their experience in African football but the South African side can never be ruled out going by the shocking results that have characterized the competition.

Nigeria Professional Football League Champions, Plateau United will have their hands full when they host USMA of Algeria on Saturday at the soccer Temple in Agege Lagos.

The Jos based side will need to win convincingly to have any realistic chance of going through.

The return of goalkeeper Odah Okemuite and forward Raphel Ayahgwa is a morale booster for the team despite the absence of Joshua Obaje due to injury.

Aiteo Cup Champions Akwa United have a tricky clash with Sudanese giants Al Hilal despite playing away in the first leg.

The Promise Keepers remain suspect anytime they play a continental game at the Godswill Akpabio stadium in Uyo.

The team had to rely on penalties before going past Al Lttihad in the last round.

All eyes will be on the trio of Ikechukwu Gabriel, Victor Mbaoma and Cyrill Olisema to get the team valuable away goal.

MFM FC will have to produce extra effort to edge another Malian side Djoliba.

The Olukoya boys defeated AS Bamako in the preliminary round of the CAF champions league 2-1 on aggregate.

The team must put on their scoring boots, if they are to progress to the group stage.

The return leg of the encounter comes up in two weeks time with the winner over the two legs progressing to the group stage.


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