Enyimba Football Club of Aba have vowed to clinch victory in their match against the Wydad Athletic Club of Casablanca, Morocco on Sunday.
The reigning Nigeria Professional League Champions (NPFL) are set to face the Moroccan club in a quarterfinal encounter of the inaugural African Football League (AFL) at the Nest of Champions in Uyo.
Having secured their first victory in the new NPFL season against Akwa United last Sunday, Enyimba are in high spirits for the upcoming clash with Wydad AC.
Eze Happy Ekwutoziam, the club’s striker, is feeling confident about the upcoming fixture against Wydad AC.
He believes that the team is well-prepared and ready to face the tough challenge without any intimidation while highlighting the team’s hard work and strategic planning to take on strong opponents like Wydad AC, one of the best clubs in Africa.
“A lot is expected from us, knowing how strong Wydad AC is. They are one of the biggest clubs in Africa but we are not under pressure.
“We have been working hard, keeping shape and working on our strategies on how to eliminate them. A lot is expected from us not just from our fans, but Nigerians and our fans across West Africa. We are not going to let them down,” Ekwutoziam added.
In the same vein, Joseph Atule has reiterated the team’s desire to record a big win while assuring fans of the People’s Elephant that they are battle ready for the North Africans.
“We are not just going to win, we are going to win in a big way to put smiles on the faces of our fans,” the former Lobi Stars player told the club’s official website.
The highly anticipated encounter will kick-off at 6pm Nigeria time with the reverse fixture is slated for Casablanca next week Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Niger Tornadoes have finally defeated Bayelsa United after a winless run dating back from February 2009 in the match day four of the 2023/24 Nigeria Premier Football League.
Tornadoes who last defeated Bayelsa 3-0 in 2009 laboured to a slim 1-0 win at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium yesterday to climb to sixth position with six points from four games. The only goal of the game was scored by Yahuza Bala who finished off a team move with a smart finish in the box.
Bayelsa United have now lost four away games and have now slipped to 18th position on the log table.