Bidvest Wits FC of South Africa, popularly known as the “Clever Boys” host Nigeria’s Enyimba FC on Friday 6 April at the Bidvest Stadium for the CAF Confederations Cup Playoffs 1st leg.
The South African champions dropped down to the CAF Confederation Cup after crashing out of the Caf Champions League, and a clash against Enyimba after two legs could see them play in the Confederation Cup group stage or drop out of CAF competition for the year depending on their result against the two time African Champions, Enyimba FC.
For Enyimba, this is the first time they will face Bidvest Wits and after a fantastic 1st round ouster of Benin Energie FC, they absolutely deserve a place in the CAF Confederation Cup group stages, but it does have to be earned.
As they play Bidvest in South Africa on Friday, Naijafootballplus.com picks out key points and players Enyimba should note and prepare for.
Bidvest Style Of Play:
Enyimba FC needing to get something off the clever boys in South Africa have to be wary of the team’s style of play.
The South African team under Coach Gavin Hunt have got a panache of using the long balls system and breaking on the counter, one reason they have scored 21 goals this season and conceded 24. They largely play cautiously waiting for teams to open up the spaces and use the wings, making quick darting runs to get their opposition unsettled.
Enyimba FC have to set up in a way that they do not create much spaces and have good wing backs that can cover those spaces when formed, in addition to being watchful of the counter moves.
Being Watchful Of An In Form Newbie Lehlohonolo Majoro:
One player who Enyimba must try to stymie and quell his unending duress, is Lehlohonolo Majoro. The striker Joined in January from Cape town city and has gone on to score 4 goals in 9 appearances for the Clever Boys. His 4 goals have come in the last 4 appearances and it was what earned him the player of the month in the PSL for February.
Majoro is known for his box ability and strength taking on defenders plus his quick feet.
Striker James Keene Technically Marked Out:
The striker could possibly not feature against Enyimba, but if he is going to be in the Match Day squad for the tie, Aigbogun’s Enyimba will have to work technically to mark out James Keene.
The English Striker who has played in many teams, including English side, Portsmouth, has a way of beating defenders and has got good goal scoring ability.
His experience garnered at Portsmouth for many years has recently showed in the Bidvest Wits team, his 3 goals this season have proven to be decisive for Gavin Hunt’s side.
Enyimba defenders will have to apply high technical ability to keep him in check if striker is going to be available for Wits.