Nigeria’s representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup, Enyimba of Aba, may face a walkover and outright elimination from Africa’s second-tier club competition if information reaching Sports Arena is anything to go by.
According to latest reports, the two-time CAF Champions League winners who are expected to take on Libyan side, Al Ahly Benghazi, on Wednesday in Benghazi, have been held back at their home base because of lack of financial support to prosecute the game.
The Aba side who are presently in second place in Group A of the competition may also be faced with visa difficulties.
We also learnt that because of the Coronavirus issue, only two Airlines which include Turkish Airlines flying into Nigeria and allowed into Libya, would require a contingent traveling on its carrier to secure Schengen visa.
Meanwhile, sources say the only solution to these emerging difficulties can be resolved if Enyimba makes the trip through a private airline or chartered flight to Benghazi in order not to arrive late for the game scheduled for the Benina Martyrs Stadium in Benghazi.
In addition, more findings revealed that Enyimba had communicated with CAF headquarters last week, seeking a shift of the April 23 game., a request which was rejected by the continental body on Sunday.
However, should Enyimba fails to honour the game, they will lose three points and three goals as well as risk a sanction and suspension from taking part in CAF club competitions for two years.