Nigerian side Enyimba FC are set to leave (or might have left by the time you’re reading this) Nigeria for Egypt ahead of their Total CAF Confederation Cup quarter final tie against Pyramids, www.aclsports.com reports.
Both teams will clash in a first leg quarter final tie on Sunday and the Nigerian giants are set to leave the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos for the Egyptian capital, Cairo on Friday afternoon.
The team left its base in Aba on Thursday for a 10-hour trip to Lagos from where they are set to leave on Friday and arrive Cairo almost 48 hours before Sunday’s game.
The Enyimba contingent will leave Lagos aboard an Egypt Air flight at around 2pm Nigerian time and are expected to land in Cairo at about 8:30pm local time in a flight time estimated to be 5 hours, 30 minutes.
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Enyimba head coach Fatai Osho has a full compliment of players available for the game with the exception of suspended winger Anayo Iwuala and will be hoping his side put aside their horrendous away form, which has seen them lose their last five away matches in continental competitions.
Team captain Austin Oladapo who missed the last game against Orlando Pirates due to card suspension is back into the team and has made the trip to Cairo as also centre back Nelson Ogbonnaya.
Sunday’s game will kick-off at 5pm (Nigerian time) at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo with the return leg billed for the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba a week later.