The fear of an early ouster still holds sway in Nigeria as Warri Wolves and Bayelsa United get set to debut in this year’s CAF Confederation Cup this week end.
The two clubs who drew bye in the first round have testy ties away, just like Kano Pillars did and must guarantee a respectable result before the deciding second leg which holds back home in just one week.
According to the fixtures released last week by CAF, Warri Wolves are away to Cameroun where they will encounter U.S Douala at Stade De Reunification.
Appointed to handle the match are Egyptian Referees Ghead Grisha, Ayman Dagash Sherif Salahudeen and Ibrahim Nour. The Match Commissioner is Masanda Malunga of R.D Congo.
CAF has also confirmed that for the return leg Warri, referees from Lesotho will be in charge while the Match Commissioner is from Egypt.
Bayelsa United travels a bit far out to Congo to meet F,C Konzo with officials from Mozambique. The referee is Samuel Chirinda, assisted by Celio De Jesus, Teofilo Paulo and the fourth official Jean Claude Fuegera from R.D Congo. Bruno Bangoura of Guinea is the match Commissioner.
CAF has also designated referees from Guinea Bisau for the return leg next week end.
Sole Champions League candidate Enyinmba of Aba are at home against a crack Malian side A.S. Real De Bamako with Egyptian Referees in Charge. Match Commissioner Frederick Crentsil of Ghana will supervise Mohammed Farouk, Sayed Elela Ahmed, Daya Skran and Mohammed Marouf.
For the return leg, in Bamako, Gambian referees have been appointed with Jean Mchel Mbongo of Congo as the match commissioner.
Enyimba which beat Togolese side Anges 3-1 at home and nearly crashed out at away, know the importance of guaranteeing a better home leg result.