The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has shifted the second leg of the clash between Enyimba and Wydad to Thursday in the ongoing African Football League (AFL).
This was made known on the verified X handle of the Nigerian Champions on Monday
“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,” the statement said.
The statement further revealed that the game will now take place on October 26, 2023.
This postponement may be unconnected to the ugly tactics deployed by the Moroccan authorities to frustrate Enyimba FC, Nigeria’s flag-bearer in the ongoing African Football League who were forced to return to their hotel after spending six hours and 30 minutes in the aircraft.
It will be noted that the media manager of Enyimba FC, David Orji, said in a statement in Lagos said that “As of past midnight Monday, the People’s Elephants were still stranded at Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos as Moroccan officials failed to give authorisation to the team’s chartered aircraft from the international wing of the airport to land in Casablanca.”
Enyimba are saddled with the task of cancelling the 1-0 deficit against Wydad AC of Morocco in the second leg quarter-final encounter in Casablanca, Morocco.
The team is still optimistic about upturning the one-goal deficit according to Captain Ekwutoziam Eze who has expressed optimism in his team’s ability to mount a comeback, drawing inspiration from Wydad’s win in Uyo on Sunday.
“There are no two ways about it. Definitely, if it is possible for us to lose here, I guess it is possible for us to win in Casablanca. So it is the time to get together as a team and put our heads together to see how we can overturn the result in Morocco.
“There is nothing much; that’s football. If they can do it here, we can do it over there,” Eze added.