Newly elected Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick, believes Enyimba International Football Club (FC) possess all it takes to overcome Raja Casablanca of Morocco in both legs of the semi finals of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Pinnick, who last week Thursday won the NFF president seat for the second term in Katsina, also lauded the feat achieved by the team and their technical crew.
The former Delta State Sports Administrator, appealed to Nigerians to support the quest of the Peoples Elephants in the Continental competition till they lift the trophy.
“I want to commend the players and members of the technical staff for their endeavour in this competition so far.
“I watched their match against CARA Brazzaville in the group phase and I know the players and technical crew have great ambition and can go all the way to the final and do Nigeria proud by winning the Cup.
“Their next opponents, Raja Casablanca, are a tough act. But Enyimba have the players and the technical team to plot victory and all they require is strong self-belief to conquer the Moroccans.
“I appeal to all Nigerian ball fans and football stakeholders to give the club necessary support to make us smile, as the only Nigerian club left in continental club competition this year.
“I want to specially praise the efforts of the chairman of the club, Chief Felix Anyansi-Agwu, who is a ranking Member of the NFF Executive Committee. The man deserves honour as he has done so much for Nigerian Football.
“I recall he has been with the team for the past 20 years and led them to the two CAF Champions League titles they have won for Nigeria.”
By Augustine Akhilomen