Yaounde, Cameroon Africa(Cameroon News) – Nigerian soccer champs Enyimba FC will depart for Douala for Caf Champioms League match against Coton Sport.
Nigerias soccer aces Enyimba FC will be heading for Douala, Cameroun on Thursday to take part in Saturday’s Caf Champions League match against Cotton Sport Garoua.
The Enyimba squad which has around 40 men comprises of 20 players and 20 more including the likes of technical staff, supporters and other officials of the club.
The entire battalion is supposed to get to Lagos on Wednesday before travelling to Douala from where they will take a connecting flight to Garoua, where the game is supposed to be held.
The Nigerian started off with a not so great game at the competition; taking a draw of 2-2 at a home game against Sudan’s Al Hilal but the club’s media chief, Farriel Allaputa is confident that the story would be totally different on Saturday.
“As one of the power houses of African club football, our expectations wherever we go to play is to win. We did it in Congo (against Michel du Ouenze in the preliminary stages), we can do it in Cameroun,” Allaputa told SuperSport.com.
Meanwhile, Enyimba coach Okey Emordi will not be getting the services of John Agbawu who has been taken out for the game.
The right back, was also not present in the match against Al Hilal in Aba just less than a week ago, but went right out to the pitch to celebrate Valentine Nwabili’s equalizer against Hilal and following which he was booked for indiscipline by the disciplinary committee of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) resulting in him not being able to play this match.
Saturday’s game in Garoua will have the first whistle blown at 3pm (2pm Nigerian time) with both sides taking out their best strategies to secure maximum points after taking draws in their respective opening matches in the group stages.
Enyimba has two title to its credit namely in 2003 and 2004.