12th August, 2011
In Abidjan, Nigeriaâ€™s other representative Kaduna United will face Ivorian giants ASEC Mimosas in a Group A of the CAF Confederation Cup.
The Mimosas are eyeing a return to winning ways after a painful lone goal loss in Luanda to Angolan champions, InterClube two weeks ago.
The Ivorians will be without Nigeria-born striker Kayode Olarenwaju, who is with the Nigeria U-20 team at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Colombia. However, coach Sebastian Desabre will be banking on the likes of Mangoua Kesse, JeanJacques Bougouhi, Antoine Nâ€™gossan, Kofii Bouah amongst other to grab their maiden win of the campaign.
Meanwhile, Kaduna United look set to be without six key players for the trip to the Ivorian economic capital. Emmanuel Bivan, Emmanuel Ambrose, Siman Yusuf, Jude Aneke, Femi Balogun and Papa Idris have reportedly left for trials in Europe and their chances of playing a part in the ASEC clash are almost non-existent.