Nigerian side Enyimba will be looking to secure a comfortable first-leg advantage when they face Egypt’s Pyramids in the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-final on Sunday.
Enyimba are eager to win their first away from home on the continent this season.
Africa’s secondary club competition, represents a good chance for Enyimba to have a shot at the crown.
Enyimba will miss suspended winger Anayo Iwuala and defender defender Nabil Yarou, who was unable to travel to Egypt due to passport issues. Pyramids have an almost fully fit squad to choose from.
The two-time CAF Champions League winners narrowly topped their group ahead of South Africa’s Orlando Pirates. As for Pyramids they were second behind Raja Casablanca.
“It’s going to be a big match everybody knows that, Pyramids FC over time they have really established themselves at the level of the continent and they are a formidable side any day any time,” Enyimba coach Fatai Osho said on the club’s official website.
“We are seeking to get a good result in the home game that would help us continue our path towards the title,” the team’s Argentinean boss Rodolfo Arruabarrena told the pre-match news conference.
“We worked on getting the players mentally ready following the previous painful loss in the domestic league, which was the worst thing that happened to us this season.
“Enyimba have a strong frontline but we are keen to exploit their defensive problems,” he added.