Enyimba, CARA Brazzaville lock horns in must win Group C clash

Enyimba, CARA Brazzaville lock horns in must win Group C clash
Enyimba players

by Bertin Basson

Tuesday Aug 28, 2018. 15:18

Enyimba and CARA Brazzaville will lock horns in a 2018 CAF Confederations Cup clash at the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba on Wednesday, with both teams eyeing all three points as they set their sights on reaching the quarterfinal stage of the competition.

Kick-off in the matchday six encounter is at 18h00 CAT.

The Elephants have to beat their Group C opponents in the midweek tussle to make sure of progression in Africa's second tier cup competition.

Enyimba, who won back-to-back CAF Champions League titles at the turn of century, need to win if they are to be guaranteed a place in the knockout stages. The Nigerian club currently occupy second spot in their group, level on points with CARA and two points better off than Williamsville AC who host Djoliba AC in Abidjan at the same time.

The Elephants know that defeat or a draw coupled with a win for WAC will see the Ivorian's through at the expense of the Elephants due to their superior head-to-head record.

The Nigerian club head into the game with an unblemished record on home soil having beaten both Djoliba and WAC on their own patch. Enyimba scored a last minute winner to edge the Malian club Djoliba 1-0 last time out.

CARA Brazzaville moved top of the group with a 3-1 victory over WAC in the Congoand head to Aba eyeing their first point on the road, having lost both of their two previous encounters on their travels.

The reverse fixture in Brazzaville ended in an emphatic 3-0 win over the hosts with all three goals coming within the opening 20 minutes of the game.

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