CAFCL: Big task ahead as Enyimba hope to overturn deficit against Al-Merreikh

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Big task ahead as Enyimba hope to overturn a 3-0 deficit they suffered against Al Merreikh of Sudan in the first leg of the CAF Champions League encounter.

The Peoples Elephant must defeat the 21-time Sudan Premier League winners by four goals without conceding to secure a place in the lucrative group phase of the tournament.

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However, it is the second time Enyimba have faced such a deficit in the CAF Champions competition, and are hoping for a more successful outcome.

Boys landed 🛬 safely in Abuja.
El Merreikh will take a domestic flight to Owerri then a bus to Aba.
A long and exhausting journey, but we still so excited to make it through with another WIN !
Let’s do this, Elites! 💪⭐🙌#TotalCAFCL⚽️ pic.twitter.com/ZJCW9wwmj1

— El Merreikh SC (EN) (@ElMerreikhSDN) January 3, 2021

 The Nigeria Professional Football League holders suffered a 4-1 loss away to ASEC Mimosas of the Ivory Coast in a 2002 qualifier and a 3-1 home victory was insufficient to avoid elimination.

𝔹𝔼𝕃𝕀𝔼𝔽🤞ℂ𝕆𝕄𝔼𝕊 𝔽𝕀ℝ𝕊𝕋☝️#TogetherForVictory

• Enyimba vs Al Merrikh
• Wed. January 6 🗓️
• Enyimba Stadium 🏟️
• 3:30pm ⏱️#TotalCAFCL

— Enyimba FC (@EnyimbaFC) January 5, 2021

Failure to overturn the scoreline means the two times winners Enyimba will drop to the CAF Confederation Cup and miss out on $550,000 (253 million Naira).

The draw for both the Champions League and Confederation Cup will be staged on Friday.

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