Enugu, Nouadhibou in must-win clash

Enugu, Nouadhibou in must-win clash

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Jan 11, 2020. 11:00

Enugu Rangers and FC Nouadhibou will meet for a must-win clash in Group A of the CAF Confederation Cup at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Sunday 12 January 2020, kick-off at 18:00 CAT.

Both the Nigerian hosts and the Mauritanian visitors are tied at the bottom of the standings, with just one point apiece from three matches. The Egyptian pair of Pyramids (nine points) and Al Masry (six) have dominated the pool so far.

Enugu and Nouadhibou drew 0-0 when they met in Nouakchott on December 29, leaving them in a perilous position as far as reaching the quarterfinals of the continental competition is concerned.

A win for either team in this Sunday’s match will keep them alive in the tournament, but if they draw again then there is a chance that they will both be eliminated, depending on the result in the Egyptian derby between Pyramids and Masry in Cairo which kicks off at the same time.

Both teams come into the clash on the back of domestic losses: Rangers succumbed 2-1 away to Heartland last weekend in the Nigerian Premier League, while Nouadhibou went down 1-0 at Tidjikja in the Mauritanian top-flight championship.

The Flying Antelopes will back themselves to come out on top in front of their home crowd, and they owe their supporters a strong performance after losing 3-1 to Pyramids at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium at the start of the group stage.

Benin referee Adissa Ligali will take charge of the clash in Enugu on Sunday evening.

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