Enyimba, CAPs Utd Aim Historic Comeback


Anyansi, Enyimba boss

Nigeria’s Enyimba and CAPS United of Zimbabwe will be hoping to mastermind historical comebacks in this weekend’s return matches of the second 1/8th round matches of the Orange CAF Confederation Cup.

Anyansi, Enyimba boss

Twice continental lords, Enyimba lost 0-4 to Zanaco of Zambia, while CAPS United were decimated 0-5 by Sudanese giants Al Hilal; and the duo must produce the greatest of comebacks in the history of the continental club championship to bounce back.

Whilst scoring six-unanswered goals will remain a huge task for CAPS United, who have scored a total six goals in previous rounds, Enyimba will be counting on their luck spell in a similar scenario during the previous round.

The recently crowned Nigerian champions overturned a 0-3 loss to AS Vita Club of DR Congo in the first leg at the 1 /8th round and marched on 6-5 after penalties, a feat captain Okey Odita maintains is replicable.

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The “People’s Elephant” as Nigeria’s most successful club are nicknamed have been impenetrable at their Aba fortress, and Odita predicts another surprise is in the offing.

“Nothing is impossible in football. It’s a herculean task but achievable. We are definitely going to make Nigeria proud by qualifying to the mini-league stage,” assured the defender.

A place at the last eight will take Niger ‘Army Officers’ AS FAN into the history books but they must overcome their Sudanese guests, Al Merrikh.

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