LIKE IBB IN NIGERIA POLITICAL SUCCESSION PROGRAM, ENYIMBA KNOW THOSE WHO WILL NOT FACE THEM

LIKE IBB IN NIGERIA POLITICAL SUCCESSION PROGRAM, ENYIMBA KNOW THOSE WHO WILL NOT FACE THEM

BY MUYIWA AKINTUNDE.

 

 

It was a popular maxim in the last months of General Ibrahim Babangida as the Nigerian military president: “we don’t know our successor, but we know those who will not succeed us”.

So it is with Enyimba as they go into the finals draw of the 2018 CAF Champions, League. They don’t know who will be their quarter finals opponents, but they know those who will not.

In addition to CARA Brazzaville, which came second to Enyimba in Group C of CAF Confederation Cup, the Nigerian club will also avoid other group winners – Raja Casablanca (Morocco), RS Berkane (Morocco), USM Alger (Algeria), going by the quarterfinals draw procedure.

Therefore, the options in terms of opponents for Enyimba are narrowed down to: AS Vita Club (DR Congo), Al-Masry (Egypt) and Rayon Sports (Rwanda).

Group winners will not face group winners, while runners-up will not face runners-up in the last eight. Indeed, runners-up will host the group winners they are paired with in the first leg of the quarterfinals on the weekend of September 14 – 16, while the second legs will be a week following.

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