Africa: Enyimba’s Opponent in Confederation Cup Quarter Finals to Emerge Today


Fresh from last minute goal qualification into the knock out phase of CAF Confederation Club Cup, Enyimba FC will this afternoon know their opponent in the next round of the competition as the draw ceremony hold today in Cairo Egypt.

As group leader, it is very clear the teams the Nigerian representative will meet and those that will be on later phase of the competition if they progress further in the competition.

According to Thisday findings, Enyimba has any of the three teams that finished second in Groups B, C and D of the just concluded league phase of the competition.

Their opponents will be any of the following: Coton Sport FC (Cameroon), CS Sfaxien (Tunisia) and Pyramids FC (Egypt) because all the teams are runner up from their respective groups to this stage.

By implication, Orlando Pirates, whom Enyimba defeated late Wednesday night to head the group will meet any of the leaders from other groups and will need to fight for another day if both clubs emerge victorious after this stage of the competition.

As group winners, Enyimba will host the second leg of the last eight tie on 23th May having played the first leg away a week earlier

To reach this stage of the competition, Cyril Olisema, scored as late as the 95th minute, as Nigeria’s Enyimba defeated South African visitors Orlando Pirates 1-0 in Aba on Wednesday night to top Group A of the 2020-21 CAF Confederation Cup.

With the score goalless five minutes into injury time, Enyimba was trailing the group on seven points, and with Algeria’s ES Setif leading at home 1-0 to Libya’s Ahly Benghazi at the same time, it was Pirates and Setif who are in the quarterfinals.