Eagles release Chima Akas, Thomas to Enyimba

Eagles release Chima Akas, Thomas to Enyimba
Chima Akas - NPFL All-Stars skipper

by Samm Audu

Wednesday Mar 16, 2016. 08:53

The Super Eagles training camp in Abuja has released defender Chima Akas and goalkeeper Femi Thomas for Enyimba’s CAF Champions League first round return leg match at Vital’O of Burundi this weekend.

The Eagles are preparing for an AFCON double-header against Egypt later this month.

“Akas and Femi Thomas have been released to Enyimba for their Champions League return leg match in Burundi,” announced Eagles spokesman Toyin Ibitoye.

Akas is expected to slug out with Monaco ace Elderson Echiejile for the Eagles starting XI spot at left back.

Enyimba trounced Vital’O 5-1 on Sunday with the return leg in Bujumbura this weekend.

The overall winners will face the overall winners between Morocco’s Olympique Khourigba and Etoile du Sahel from Tunisia with the eventual winners reaching the money-spinning group stage of the Champions League.

Etoile held Khourigba to a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Morocco.

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