CAF Confed Cup: Enyimba Get First Round Opponent
After drawing bye in the preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup, Enyimba have been handed a West Africa team in the First Round.
The Peoples’ Elephant will face Benin Republic’s Energie FC in the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup.
The modest side secured a shocking 2-1 aggregate win against Haifa of Guinea in the preliminary round, to set up a clash with the seven-time Nigeria League champions.
In the preliminary stage, Energie FC won the first leg 1-0 and scored a late equaliser in the reverse fixture in Conakry on Tuesday to earn 1-1 draw against their hosts.
The Beninoise will now hope to create another upset when they face two-time African champions Enyimba next month.
They will host the Peoples Elephant on March 6, while the return fixture is billed for the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar a fortnight later.
Enyimba did not play in the preliminary round as they were drawn into the first round by the Confederation of African Football.
No Nigerian club has won the CAF Confederation Cup in it’s present format.
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