Following the quarter-finals draw of the CAF Confederations Cup, Nigerians have expressed optimism on the chances of Nigerians sole representative, Eyimba International.
The Peoples’ Elephant have a quite difficult hurdle to cross in the form of Rayan Sports of Rwanda, but they are capable and experienced enough to conquer them and proceed to the later stages of the competition as felt by many football fans.
According to Sports journalist and Media Officer of Rivers United, Samy Wejinya, “Enyimba have already made history by qualifying for the quarterfinals as no Nigerian team has ever reached even the group stage of the competition, and I believe they have the ability to go far”.
In a further reaction by another sports journalists and football pundit, Emmanuel Etim.
“The People’s Elephant will have to be extra careful when playing away from home, but one thing that will count for them is their level of experience in African competitions, as they are two time CAF champions league winners.
Also in an exclusive interview with Tidesports, source Kano based journalist, Abiodum Adewale said:.
“Enyimba will have to be very prolific in terms of taking their chances as they wasted many chances against CARA Brazzaville in their last group game.
In the same line, Johnson Enilade, an ardent follower of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL0 also expressed hope concerning the chances of Enyinba in lifting the trophy at the end of the competition.
In a related development, Oyinde Timothy, a fan of the Elephants echoed the hope that the team will eventually go far in the completion.
The first leg of the quarter-final match will be in State Regional Nyamirambo, Kigali on September 16, while the return leg will be in Aba seven days later.