Enyimba pay Sundowns a visit

Christian Pyagbara
By Emma Gbenga

Enyimba will face Mamelodi Sundowns in their second group game of the CAF Champions league on Wednesday

After failing to get a point in their first home game against Zamalek, the Peoples elephant as they are popularly known travel to the south side of the continent.

Enyimba forward, Peter Onyekachi told Naijafootball247.com that they hope for an outright victory.

“Although Mamelodi Sundowns’ victory at ES Setif has been cancelled leaving both sides square without a point but we know we have played more matches than the South African side so the only hope of further claim on the tickets is outright victory.

“It will not be easy at Sundowns, who are already bruised with the victory cancellation and will want to prove to their teeming supporters that the win at ES Setif was not a fluke but well deserved,” Onyekachi said.

“However, we have been on this path in the past and know what it takes to survive such a high tempo game.

“We have worked on the mistakes that hampered our game against Zamalek to ensure we claim a favourable result at Sundowns,” Onyekachi told Naijafootball247.com.

Mamelodi Sundowns head coach Pitso Mosimane, says his side will approach the game humility and great concentration.

“We have another chance and that will be our major focus. We are not worried about our opponents, but will give everything all the same.

“I will not read anything into Enyimba’s loss to Zamalek (in Port Harcourt) on a very bad pitch,” Mosimane told the club’s official website, www.sundownsfc.co.za.

The game between Sundowns and Enyimba will be played on Wednesday, June 29 at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium, Pretoria.

A win for Enyimba by two clear goals will see them go top of Group B while Sundowns will drop to the bottom of the log, below Egyptian club Zamalek.

Enyimba chairman, Felix Anyansi-Agwu is optimistic his wards can secure an away win over ‘The Brazilians’ at the Luis Moripe Stadium on Wednesday evening.

“We lost the first match of the group stage at home but we have put that behind us and we have great motivation going into this match. The boys know that nothing less than an outright win will do and they will go all out for it.

“We have tremendous experience at this level and we will approach the game with confidence in our ability to take the maximum three points,” Anyansi-Agwu said.

The South African champions thought they had picked up three valuable points from a 2-0 victory over Entente Setif of Algeria on Matchday 1 only to see the advantage wiped off following the expulsion of the Algerians from the competition for crowd trouble.

Enyimba forward Mfon Udoh is the competition’s leading scorer with seven goals, and fancies his ability to come up with the goods at the 28,000 –capacity Luis Moripe arena.

“Against Zamalek, we did everything but just could not get the ball into the net. We will go all out against Sundowns and expect to pick three points,” Udoh said.

The match begins at 7pm South Africa time (6pm Nigeria time).

Zamalek are on holiday as Setif have been expelled.

In Group A, leaders Wydad Casablanca and Zesco United of Zambia clash in the Moroccan city, while pointless Al Ahly of Egypt and ASEC Mimosas of Cote d’Ivoire do battle in Alexandria.

GROUP A
Wydad Casablanca Vs Zesco United
Al Ahly Vs ASEC Mimosas

GROUP B
Mamelodi Sundowns Vs Enyimba FC
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