The African football governing body, CAF, has told Libya’s Al Ittihad to choose any of December 17, 18, and 19 to host the first leg of their Confederation Cup tie against Nigeria’s Enyimba.
The first leg of the match was originally scheduled for Tunisia, but it was canceled due to Enyimba’s inability to enter the North African country due to strict COVID-19 rules.
Following that, Enyimba requested that the game be rescheduled with CAF, and their request was granted.
Meanwhile, Enyimba’s Head Coach, Finidi George, has described his club, which is currently competing in the CAF Confederation Cup, as a work in progress.
The Peoples Elephant defeated Al Ittihad of Libya 2-0 in the second leg of their CAF Confederation Cup tie over the weekend, making the postponed first leg a little easier to navigate.
Enyimba won in Aba thanks to goals from Sadiq Aboubakar and Victor Mbaoma, and they now need to avoid defeat in the away leg to advance to the group stage of the competition.
After the game, Finidi stated that his players were beginning to understand what he expected of them, adding that their performance went as planned.
“We were a little nervous in the beginning of the game, but we gradually got into the game and dominated it for 90 minutes.”
The former Ajax Amsterdam star was especially impressed with his charges’ attitude, saying, “we kept possession, we had lots of chances in the first half and second half.” We were somewhat unlucky not to have scored. “I’m very pleased with the boys.”