The two-time African champions Enyimba secured a lone goal lead at home in the first leg and will hope to increase the lead away from home. Former ABS FC and El-Kanemi Warriors star defender Idris Aloma has stated in clear terms that the People’s Elephant are going to Egypt for just one mission and the target is to finish up the job they started in Aba against Smouha SC.
The 2014 Federation Cup champions left Aba yesterday morning for Lagos and are scheduled to leave Nigeria for Egypt today for the CAF Champions League second leg matchon Sunday.
“We are confident and determined to get the job done in Egypt,”Aloma said.
“We know and feel the expectation from our fans, the only joy that we desire is to compliment on what we’ve done at home and get the needed result to see us through to the next stage,”Aloma said confidently.
Enyimba have made eight appearances in the CAF Champions League, they were champions in 2003 and successfully defended the title in 2004. They have failed to reach the group stage twice in 2002 and 2014 while the Aba Giants got to the semi final stage in 2008 and 2011, in 2005 and 2006 Enyimba couldn’t make it out of the group.
The People’s Elephant of Aba will face Smouha SC on Sunday April 5 as both teams eye a spot in the next stage of the competition.