Enyimba, Williamsville set for Port Harcourt showdown

Enyimba, Williamsville set for Port Harcourt showdown
Enyimba players

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Jul 17, 2018. 09:00

Enyimba and Williamsville AC will resume their CAF Confederation Cup campaigns when they meet at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, July 18, kick-off at 18h00 CAT.

Nigeria’s Enyimba come into the game placed third on the Group C standings after collecting three points from their first two matches.

The People’s Elephant began with a 2-0 home win over Djoliba before slumping to a 3-0 loss away to CARA Brazzaville in mid-May, with the continental tournament then going on recess for the 2018 World Cup.

Williamsville, the Ivorian newcomers to African club competition, are placed top of the log with four points from their two outings.

Les Guepes beat CARA 1-0 at home in their first group match, before they were held 1-1 in Bamako by Djoliba.

Enyimba defender Ifeanyi Anaemena has expressed confidence that his side will claim all three points in the Wednesday evening match.

“Our spirit is high. We are optimistic about the match,” Anaemena told Nigeria media.

“Even though we're third in the group, we have the hope that we are here to give a good account of ourselves.”

He added, “It is tough for us, playing in the continent. Some players could be injured due to the stress of the game.

“But we are trying to adapt and get focused on the continent because it is more vital. It’s where we always give our best to make sure that we represent not only Enyimba but also Nigeria.

"So we have to give all. We are just working to make sure we get the best results.”

Zimbabwean referee Norman Matemera will take charge of the match in Port Harcourt, while the other Group C game sees Djoliba host CARA in Bamako at 21h00 CAT.

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