Enyimba Champions League hopes up after Setif disqualification

Enyimba Champions League hopes up after Setif disqualification
Enyimba skipper Mfon Udoh

by Samm Audu

Friday Jun 24, 2016. 07:06

The hope of Nigeria champions Enyimba reaching the semi-final of the CAF Champions League has brightened following the disqualification of Algeria’s Entente Setif for crowd trouble.

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Enyimba lost their opening Group B match at home 1-0 to Zamalek of Egypt, but now with the exit of Setif, it will be a three-horse race for the knockout stage of Africa’s most prestigious clubs competition.

South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns are the biggest losers on the back of the disqualification of the Algerian club after they posted a 2-0 away win at Setif.

Wednesday’s clash between Sundowns and Enyimba in South Africa has therefore taken a greater significance as the result from that game will go a long way in determining one of the two semi-finalists in the group.

A result for the seven-time Nigeria champions at Sundowns in midweek will get their Champions League dreams back on track.

On the new standings, Zamalek are top with three points, Enyimba are second having played a game, while Sundowns are yet to play a game.

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