Port Harcourt - Enyimba will go for a win in Tuesday’s Caf
Champions League contest against Mamelodi Sundowns in Port Harcourt.
The seven-time Nigerian champions cannot progress to the
semi-finals even if they beat the South Africans by a lop-sided margin at the
Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, having lost their opening three fixtures in the
However, Enyimba head coach, Paul Aigbogun says it is
important for ‘The Peoples’ Elephant’ to ‘play a great match and win for the
fans’ on Tuesday.
“We are terribly hurt that we cannot go any further in the
competition even if we beat Sundowns but that will not change the way we will
approach the game.
“It is important that we play a great match and win for the
fans because they have stood by us all through the season.
“Sundowns is a very good team but we must try to win the
game because that is the least we owe our numerous supporters,” Aigbogun told
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Enyimba is still in the running for two titles domestically
this term-the Federation Cup and the Nigeria Professional Football League
Enyimba have virtually assured themselves of a place in the
last four of the Federation Cup while they currently eight points adrift of the
leaders, Wikki Tourists on the NPFL log, but have played two games less than
the Bauchi club.
Aigbogun however refused to confirm if he will rest players
on Tuesday in the dead rubber against the South Africans with sterner tests
lying ahead on the horizon.
“Will I rest players against Sundowns? Well, you will have
to wait until Tuesday to find out.
“What I can tell you however is that those who will be
selected to play are important players who understand that they are not just
flying the flag of Enyimba but also that of Nigeria.
“We want to win on Tuesday and I am very sure we will win,”
Enyimba is the only Nigerian club that have won the Caf
Champions League title, a feat achieved in successive years in 204 and 2004.
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