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Enyimba look to upset Wydad in African Football League quarter-final

Enyimba look to upset Wydad in African Football League quarter-final

Nigeria Premier Football League champions, Enyimba would be looking to overturn their 1-0 home loss at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium on Sunday to Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca in the first leg of the quarter-final of the maiden African Football League

Both sides are expected to lock horns on Thursday at the Stade Mohammed V in Casablanca after the game was rescheduled by 24 hours by the Confederation of Africa Football. 

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Enyimba was originally expected to play the return leg in Morocco on Wednesday (today), however, the game was rescheduled due to a mixup in flight arrangement by the Nigerian side. The Royal Moroccan Football Federation explained that the flight request from the Nigerian side was received late by the aviation authorities in Morocco. 

The Nigerian side confirmed the news on their official X handle, “The Confederation of African Football has announced a new date for the 2nd leg of the match involving Morrocan giant Wydad Casablanca and Nigeria league champions Enyimba FC at the ongoing African Football League.”

Enyimba and Wydad players in action

Yahya Jebrane scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot in the 39th minute while the People’s Elephant finished the game with 10 men after Alalibo Somiari Orinate in the 94th minute. 

Enyimba would be looking at overturning the result in Morocco. A semi-final place would see the Nigerian side earn a guaranteed $1,700,000 in addition to the $1,000,000 already guaranteed for the quarter-final stage. 

Although fans and pundits are less optimistic about Enyimba’s chances to pull off an upset in Morocco, the players would be willing to give their all. 

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