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Nigerian football legend, Finidi George will on Saturday lead Enyimba out for their first continental engagement of the season.
Enyimba FC, which did not take part in the first preliminary round fixtures will have their hands full against Diambars FC of Senegal.
Although coaching for the first time in Africa, Finidi George is expected to use his in-depth knowledge of the continent help Enyimba return to the summit of African Football again having played there for many years.
Meanwhile, Nigeria other representative Bayelsa United will have their hands full when they host CS Sfaxien of Tunisia at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa.
Despite playing in Nigeria’s second tier league, Bayelsa United against all odds picked the continental ticket after winning the Aiteo Cup and in the first preliminary round against Ashanti Gold of Guinea annouced their arrival to the continent with a resounding 4-2.
Unlike Ashanti Gold, CS Sfaxien will be a very difficult opponent for the Nigerians but a good result at home on Saturday could help push thier course for next round.
Coton Sport of Cameroon will travel to Botswana for a tricky tie against Orapa United.
North Africa derby it’ll be in Morocco as FAR Rabat hosts of Algeria. Congolese Diable Noirs will host South Africa’s Orlando Pirates and Pyramids of Egypt will file out against Azam FC of Tanzania.
Full Fixtures
Diambars FC vs Enyimba
Bayelsa United vs CS Sfaxien
Biashara United vs Al Ahly Tripoli
Diables Noir vs Orlando Pirates
Gallants vs Vita Club
Binga vs ASFA Yennenga
Al Ahly Merowe vs Gor Mahia
Azam FC vs Pyramids
Red Arrows vs 1º de Agosto
URA vs Al Masry
Orapa United vs Coton Sport
Ben Guerdane vs RSB Berkand
Concorde vs JS Saoura
FAR Rabat vs JS Kabylie
Kigali vs Motema Pembe
CFFA vs Interclub
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