Nigeria’s most successful football club is Enyimba International. For years, just the name was enough to put fear in the hearts of opposition players.
The only Nigerian club to have won the CAF Champions League title, Enyimba reached the quarter-finals of the CAF Confederation Cup in 2020 and the semifinals in 2018. They will be eager to go one better in 2021 and become the first-ever Nigerian club to win the title.
Head coach of the Aba club, Fatai Osho is cautiously optimistic about the side’s chances in the competition.
“Rivers United is a great club and we are full of respect for them,” Osho said. “The two games will be extremely tight but we go into them with belief that we can do well.”
Enyimba currently sit atop of the NPFL standings, having dropped just six points from their first nine games in the league this term.
Rivers United have dropped nine points in the NPFL this term and are hanging on the coattails of the ‘People’s Elephant’, occupying second place in the standings.