Abuja – The delegation of Senegal’s AS Academie Generation
Foot to the CAF Confederation Cup first round, first leg game against Nasarawa
United will arrive in Abuja on Friday morning.
Generation Foot, a lower division team in Senegal that upset
the formbook to win the country’s FA Cup, clash with Nigeria’s CAF
Confederation Cup flagbearer Nasarawa United at the National Stadium, Abuja in
a first round, first leg match.
The Senegalese Football Federation also confirmed that
Generation Foot have elected the option of taking care of themselves while in
Nigeria, with the implication that the Solid Miners will also take care of
their stay in Dakar in the return leg.
While Generation Foot are campaigning on the continent for
the first time, Nasarawa United played in the CAF Confederation Cup in 2007
after crashing out of the more lucrative CAF Champions League.
On Thursday, Nasarawa United FC chairman, Barr. Isaac Danladi,
told thenff.com that his boys are in great shape to earn a heartwarming win
that will stand them in good stead in the return leg.
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“We are not taking this campaign with levity. The Government
of Nasarawa State is very keen on the team doing the nation proud, so nothing
is being left to chance.
“Our commitment is to take it one match at a time. We will
fight for a handsome result in Abuja on Sunday and then go and play our hearts
out in Senegal.”
The winner of the fixture between Nasarawa United and
Generation Foot will proceed to the second round, to battle it out with Club
Sportif Constantinois of Algeria.
On Sunday, Nasarawa United coach Kabiru Suleiman Dogo will
be able to call on some of the most impressive actors in Nigeria’s domestic
Esosa Igbinoba, who was among the top scorers of the
penultimate season, is available alongside CHAN Eagles defender Samson Gbadebo,
Abdulrahaman Bashir, Philip Azango, CHAN Eagles midfielder Yaro Bature, Thomas
Zenke and Philip Auta.
On Friday, Nigerian champions Enyimba FC will take on Vipers
of Uganda in Kampala in their CAF Champions League first round, first leg
match, while Akwa United are away to Club Mokanda of Congo in the CAF
The other Nigerian team in the CAF Champions League contest,
Warri Wolves, will host Praia Cruz from Sao Tome and Principe at the Warri
Township Stadium on Sunday.For
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