30th July, 2010
Nigeriaâ€™s Enyimba and CAPS United of Zimbabwe will be hoping to mastermind historical comebacks in this weekendâ€™s return matches of the second 1/8th round matches of the Orange CAF Confederation Cup.
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.
The â€œPeopleâ€™s Elephantâ€ as Nigeriaâ€™s most successful club are nicknamed have been impenetrable at their Aba fortress, and Odita predicts another surprise is in the offing.
â€œNothing is impossible in football. Itâ€™s a herculean task but achievable. We are definitely going to make Nigeria proud by qualifying to the mini-league stage,â€ assured the defender.
A place at the last eight will take Niger â€˜Army Officersâ€™ AS FAN into the history books but they must overcome their Sudanese guests, Al Merrikh.