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Nigeria: Enyimba, Akwa United Ready to Exhale

Two of Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup, Enyimba of Aba and Akwa United will go into today’s final leg of the preliminary round with the knowledge that they hold the key to their participation in the group stage of the competition.

Enyimba will face Bidvest Wits of South Africa in Calabar, while Akwa United will entertain Sudan’s Al Hilal in Uyo.

In the first leg of the ties last week, Enyimba held Bidvest Wits to a 1-1 draw in Johannesburg, while Akwa United lost 0-2 to Al HIlal in Omdurman. And so, Enyimba needs only a goalless draw to advance to the group stage, while Akwa United must win by at least three goals without conceding any to make it.

Enyimba’s Austin Oladapo, a midfielder, is sure his club will do the needful against the South Africans.

The silky playmaker, who has been one of the standout performers for the People’s Elephant this season, was bullish in a chat with Enyimba Media in the build-up to the CAF Confederation Cup play-off return leg

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