Enyimba, Rayon Sports Set For Battle In Aba

Enyimba will be aiming to progress to the semi final of the confederation cup when they lock horns with Rayon Sports in a second-leg 2018 CAF Confederations Cup quarterfinal clash at Enyimba International Stadium in Aba on Sunday.

The reverse fixture in Kigali, Rwanda, ended in a goalless draw with both teams unable to convert a catalogue of goal-scoring opportunities.

Enyimba will be favourites to advance into the semi finals in front of their home fans, but Rayon have proven in recent months that they are more than capable travellers on the African continent.

The Rwandan outfit, though, will have to do without Eric Rutanga and Yannick Mukunzi for the clash with both players unavailable for the match in Aba.

Peoples’ Elephant boast a commanding record on home soil having recorded three wins from three group stage matches on Nigerian turf.

Enyimba beat Djoliba AC, CARA Brazzaville and Williamsville AC without conceding a single goal.

Key to their success thus far has been goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai who has pulled off some tremendous saves on Enyimba’s journey on the continent and the club will be counting on him to keep out Rayon once more this weekend.

“I am thrilled by my run of Confederation Cup clean sheets,” Afelokhai told SuperSport.com ahead of the match. “It is not easy to go 90 minutes without conceding a goal.

“My dream is to be part of history by helping Enyimba become the first Nigerian winners of the Confederation Cup.”

The CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinal second leg will commence by 2pm Nigeria Time but stadium gates are set to be open from 10am Nigeria Time on the same day.

Enyimba management has beckoned on all Nigerians and ardent football fans to support the people’s Elephant as they look to qualify for the semi finals of the CAF Confederations Cup with a win on Sunday.

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Born July 13, 1965, Fred Edoreh hails from Umeh, Isoko South, Delta State. He attended St. John Primary School, Iselegu, Mater Dei Collage Ashaka, St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Asaba for HSC and graduated in English and Literary Studies at Bendel State University, Ekpoma.
He went into journalism in 1990 with Newbreed Magazine and later crossed over to television production with Ultimate Sports and Soccerworld on the Nigeria Televsion Authority.
He subsequently moved to pioneer Internet publishing in Nigeria with Nigeriasports.com and was later employed at Silverbird Television from where he moved as Editor of Weekend Sports at Naational Mirror Newspapers.
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