Nigerian club, Enyimba FC will lock horns vs Wydad Casablanca of Morocco in a Africa Football League quater-final first leg clash on Sunday, October 22.
TIME: That match will kick-off by 7pm
VENUE: The 30000 capacity, Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo the Akwa Ibom State capital is venue for the Enyimba FC Vs Wydad Casablanca showdown.
Enyimba FC have adopted the nearby venue for it’s Africa Football League campaign after it’s home ground in Aba fell short of approved standard.
FORM GUIDE: The People’s Elephants have had a poor start to the 2023/2024 season, with one win in their last four games in all competitions.
The Nigeria Premier Football League champions were knocked out of the CAF Competition by Al Ahly Benghazi on (4-3) aggregate, while their domestic campaign has yielded one win in two games. A 3-2 win over Akwa United FC of Uyo on whose home ground they will face Wydad on Sunday evening.
Enyimba Aba are one of the most successful teams in Africa and are well prepared to take on the best team in Morocco.
For Wydad Casablanca, their pedigree as three-time African Champion plus twenty-two domestic league titles makes them a giant in Africa.
Just months ago, the Moroccan club failed to retain the CAF Champions League last season as they were overthrown by Al Ahly.
Wydad Casablanca have lost once since the season began, scoring thirteen times while conceding four goals
The Red Castle are a very organized and disciplined team, and with their recent performances, they’ll definitely give Enyimba FC a good game in Uyo.
WHAT HAS BEEN SAID: Both teams have talked tough ahead of the match which is the third game of the maiden Africa Football League campaign.
Enyimba FC Head Coach, Finidi George says his players are not under pressure and so will do their best to make the fans proud.
For the visitors, the fact that no home team has won in the AFL yet is enough boost to play their game against the People’s Elephants, according to their Coach, ‘ Wydad is ready for the Enyimba FC challenge ‘.
PREDICTION TIPS: The Elephants have just a win in their last four, while Wydad Casablanca have been in blistering form, scoring three times in each of their last three games.
Despite their slow start to the season, Enyimba are cut out for games like this. They will likely dominate this fixture; however, the Red Castle are not one of the sides to be intimidated on the road.
The Elephants conceded twice in their most recent game, and we are confident they won’t be able to shut out the visitors so expect both teams to score in a match that could go either way.