Nigeria’s CAF flag bearers, Enyimba F.C. and Warri Wolves will face Burundi’s Vital’O and Sudan’s Al-Merrikh S.C. in the second leg of the CAF Champions League this weekend.
The Aba Warriors boosted their chances of qualifying to the money spinning stages of the competition after beating Vital’O 5-1 at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, thereby making the return leg a mere formality.
Although in football, nothing is impossible, however, the Burundian club have a big task of overcoming an Enyimba side that possess the striking power of Mfon Udoh who scored a brace in the first leg to increase his tally to four goals.
Enyimba won the CAF Champions League back-to-back in 2003 and 2004, while Vital’O have previously featured in this competition eight times with their best performance in 1999 and 2000, when they reached second place.
Meanwhile, the Warri Wolves have a mountain to climb in the second leg of the CAF Champions League after losing at home 1-0 to Al-Merrikh.
Warri Wolves must ensure they beat their Sudanese counterpart this weekend 2-0, 3-1 or 1-0 that will take the game to extra time or possibly penalty kicks.