CAF: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: CAN ENYIMBA REPEAT THEIR 2011 FEAT IN SUDAN?

BY KUNLE SOLAJA.

Nigeria’s CAF Champions League hopeful, Enyimba will have to dig deeper this Sunday to get to the group stage of the competition.

The team faces an herculean task as they hope to get a good result against Sudan’s El Hilal. Enyimba, playing behind closed doors in Aba could not win at home, even against a 10-man El Hilal who were reduced following a red card.

Now, they will most likely be facing a very vocal Sudanese crowd as some Nigerian clubs have done in the past few years but failed to get desired results.

Enyimba can prove different having passed through the same path before and against the same club.

On September 8, 2011 in Omdurman, Sudan’s major football team Al-Hilal failed to win the qualification slot for the African Champions League semi-final after losing 2-1 to Enyimba.

In that match, Al-Hilal took an early lead when its striker Edward Sadomba scored the first goal but the resilient Enyimba dramatically turned the table on their Sudanese hosts in the second half, scoring two goals which saw them earning maximum points.

Can Enyimba performed the same feat this Sunday?

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