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Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by dominique(f): 11:10pm On Oct 02, 2018
Enyimba coach Usman Abdallah has said the People’s Elephant are ready to face three-time CAF Champions League winners Raja Casablanca of Morocco in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals in Aba on Wednesday.

Raja scored four times in away ties in the group stages and scored twice at CARA Brazzaville as they defeated the Congolese side 3-1 on aggregate in the quarter-finals. Their 22-year-old striker Mahmoud Benhalib has scored 11 goals so far in the competition.

Enyimba coach Usman Abdallah has said the People’s Elephant are ready to face three-time CAF Champions League winners Raja Casablanca of Morocco in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals in Aba on Wednesday.

Raja scored four times in away ties in the group stages and scored twice at CARA Brazzaville as they defeated the Congolese side 3-1 on aggregate in the quarter-finals. Their 22-year-old striker Mahmoud Benhalib has scored 11 goals so far in the competition.

Raja met Enyimba in the 2011 CAF Champions League, with the Nigerians beating them 2-0 in Aba before securing a goalless draw in Casablanca.

Abdallah told our correspondent that the clash would be tough but said the seven-time Nigerian league champions would be up to the task on Wednesday.

“Raja are a top side in Africa and they have a rich continental history and experience. They play good and compact football but we are not scared of playing them,” he said.

Source: Punch

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Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by naptu2: 7:34am On Oct 03, 2018
Enyimba vs Raja Casablanca Preview: People’s Elephants seek to build on home form.

Usman Abdallah’s men welcome the Moroccans in Wednesday’s cracker and they would be relying on their impressive home form to see them through

Wednesday’s first leg semi-final clash brings together two of Africa’s most enthralling football nations as they battle for a place in the final.

Enyimba have confounded many people’s expectations by reaching the last four with a team very little was expected.

The unbalanced NPFL was thought to be a weakness, but they have looked stronger thanks to the impact of new coach Abdallah who replaced Nigeria U20 coach, Paul Aigbogun.

Having silenced Rayon Sports to reach the last four, the Aba Elephants are set to go gun blazing against Raja Casablanca who are also gunning for their first Caf Confederation Cup diadem.

Pre-tournament favorites Raja have had a decent outing – losing just once in their last eight games and they would be hoping to halt Enyimba’s fine home fun to make the second-leg easy.

To achieve this, they will certainly bank on Mahmoud Benhalib to get the goals at the Aba International Stadium. Benhalib tops the Confederation Cup chart with 11 goals.

Goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai is expected to man the goalpost again thanks to his brilliant form since displacing Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Fatau Dauda.

Whatever the scoreline is in Aba, the finalist will be known on October 24 at the Stade Mohammed V, Casablanca.


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Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by naptu2: 7:34am On Oct 03, 2018
Enyimba have reported Raja Casablanca to CAF.


1) Raja Casablanca were due to arrive the Murtala Muhammad Airport in Lagos on Monday, so Enyimba sent officials to Lagos to receive them and facilitate their trip to Aba.


2) Raja were on their way to Nigeria on an Air Maroc flight when officials of the airline informed them that Port Harcourt is closer to Aba than Lagos, therefore they would fly to Port Harcourt instead.


3) The airline gave an excuse to other passengers and flew to Port Harcourt instead of Lagos.


4) Raja Casablanca landed in Port Harcourt and their players made posts on social media in which they claimed that Enyimba abandoned them at Port Harcourt International Airport.

5) Meanwhile, Enyimba officials were waiting for them in Lagos.

6) So Enyimba has reported them to CAF.

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Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by Sicilyjoe: 7:51am On Oct 03, 2018
Free ticket?
Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by Richimills(m): 7:52am On Oct 03, 2018
They should win this 1St leg
A step in the right direction
Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by kurt09(m): 7:53am On Oct 03, 2018
I Pity them. Guess they will fly to Aba. They shouldn't attempt to travel by road. It's in bad condition.
Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by AFONJACOW(m): 7:55am On Oct 03, 2018
Sicilyjoe:
Free ticket?
ticket 500
Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by Ajibel(m): 7:55am On Oct 03, 2018
Enyimba Enyi. Lets set another record by reaching the final, and then go on to with it smiley

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Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by 2019elections: 7:57am On Oct 03, 2018
naptu2:
Enyimba have reported Raja Casablanca to CAF.


1) Raja Casablanca were due to arrive the Murtala Muhammad Airport in Lagos on Monday, so Enyimba sent officials to Lagos to receive them and facilitate their trip to Aba.


2) Raja were on their way to Nigeria on an Air Maroc flight when officials of the airline informed them that Port Harcourt is closer to Aba than Lagos, therefore they would fly to Port Harcourt instead.


3) The airline gave an excuse to other passengers and flew to Port Harcourt instead of Lagos.


4) Raja Casablanca landed in Port Harcourt and their players made posts on social media in which they claimed that Enyimba abandoned them at Port Harcourt International Airport.

5) Meanwhile, Enyimba officials were waiting for them in Lagos.

6) So Enyimba has reported them to CAF.

Is port Harcourt not closer to Aba than Lagos?
Nigeria with stupidity. Na person go come de teach us map reading, with bearing and distance for our own country.

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Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by Germandude: 7:58am On Oct 03, 2018
Eyimba dat yeah.was so good
Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by dominique(f): 7:58am On Oct 03, 2018
kurt09:
I Pity them. Guess they will fly to Aba. They shouldn't attempt to travel by road. It's in bad condition.

Are there airports in Aba? They'll most likely fly into PHC then travel by road to Aba.
Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by Naughtytboy: 7:59am On Oct 03, 2018
Mtchew eye sore football
Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by naptu2: 8:00am On Oct 03, 2018
2019elections:


Is port Harcourt not closer to Aba than Lagos?
Nigeria with stupidity. Na person go come de teach us map for our own country

You don't understand. Air Maroc does not usually fly to Port Harcourt and Raja had informed Enyimba that they were going to arrive Lagos on an Air Maroc flight on Monday. That was the agreement.

How do you want Enyimba to know that Raja would land in Port Harcourt??

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Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by majamajic(m): 8:01am On Oct 03, 2018
grin why send them to Lagos when u know they can fly into PH which is better,

why put the match by 2 pm, ?

these guys are born in desert they are use to the sun u thinking that will affect them. Even these days it might rain in aba this afternoon sef.

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Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by cbliss(m): 8:02am On Oct 03, 2018
Well played eyimba!!
Under the scorching sun!
Make dem come score make we see
lol....
Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by naptu2: 8:02am On Oct 03, 2018
There's a reason that Enyimba have reported Raja to CAF.

My dad led many Nigerian teams to North Africa in the 1970s and '80s and he told me about the antics of the north Africans.


He said that he usually called the Nigerian ambassador in the host country days before any match. He would tell the ambassador to book a hotel and hire a bus for the team.


This is because (1) fans of the north African team would usually camp outside the visiting teams hotel and they would make a lot of noise with loud speakers and drums, to ensure that players of the visiting team do not sleep at night.

2) They would usually book hotels in the red light district for the visiting team so that their players would be distracted by prostitutes.


3) Matches are usually held at night and in towns that are close to the Mediterranean, rather than their home town, so that the visiting players would be bothered by the cold.

4) Bags of urine are sometimes thrown at the reserve bench


I guess that Enyimba believe that Raja is trying to create animosity in the minds of its supporters so that they will give Enyimba a terrible time when Enyimba goes to Casablanca.

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Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by 2019elections: 8:03am On Oct 03, 2018
naptu2:


You don't understand. Air Maroc does not usually fly to Port Harcourt and Raja had informed Enyimba that they were going to arrive Lagos on an Air Maroc flight on Monday. That was the agreement.

How do you want Enyimba to know that Raja would land in Port Harcourt??

An airline can't just fly to any airport with the approval from certain authorities bro. Airport no b bus stop.

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Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by luizkyworld(m): 8:09am On Oct 03, 2018
I look forward to when African clubsides will gain as much attention and viewership as their European counterparts. Sports all over the world have become an empire that contributes a large chunk to economies. Thanks to 2baba's (Plantashun boys) & de others who transformed de Nigerian music industry & diverted our attention from foreign music. De same can be done in sports.

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Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by femi4: 8:09am On Oct 03, 2018
Final bus stop for Eyinba....Raja all the way
Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by naptu2: 8:10am On Oct 03, 2018
majamajic:
grin why send them to Lagos when u know they can fly into PH which is better,

why put the match by 2 pm, ?

these guys are born in desert they are use to the sun u thinking that will affect them. Even these days it might rain in aba this afternoon sef.

It wasn't Enyimba that sent Raja to Lagos. The visiting team is meant to inform the host team of their travel plans and the home team would make arrangements based on the visiting teams plans.

Raja told Enyimba that they would arrive Lagos on Monday, so Enyimba sent officials to Lagos to receive them.

Air Maroc do not usually fly to Port Harcourt

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Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by danjumakolo: 8:10am On Oct 03, 2018
Please of the channels is showing the match?
Eyimba should use max advantage of home play

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Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by femi4: 8:12am On Oct 03, 2018
2019elections:


An airline can't just fly to any airport with the approval from certain authorities bro. Airport no b bus stop.
They do as a chartered flight....Infact, Airmaroc just did

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Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by femi4: 8:12am On Oct 03, 2018
danjumakolo:
Please of the channels is showing the match?
Eyimba should use max advantage of home play
SS9

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Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by kay5you: 8:13am On Oct 03, 2018
Tough test for Enyimba
Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by KingsleyBuubba(m): 8:19am On Oct 03, 2018
2019elections:


Is port Harcourt not closer to Aba than Lagos?
Nigeria with stupidity. Na person go come de teach us map reading, with bearing and distance for our own country.
Was that the initial agreement? The agreement was to pick them from Lagos and not PH. Seems ur a witch..
Thunder

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Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by MrPresident1: 8:21am On Oct 03, 2018
naptu2:


You don't understand. Air Maroc does not usually fly to Port Harcourt and Raja had informed Enyimba that they were going to arrive Lagos on an Air Maroc flight on Monday. That was the agreement.

How do you want Enyimba to know that Raja would land in Port Harcourt??

I guess the plan was for them to land in Lagos and make them pass through the bad roads to tire them out before the match. I guess Raja were conscious of this...

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Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by naptu2: 8:26am On Oct 03, 2018
MrPresident1:


I guess the plan was for them to land in Lagos and make them pass through the bad roads to tire them out before the match. I guess Raja were conscious of this...

The point is that it was not Enyimba's plan. Enyimba are not responsible for the visiting team's arrival in Nigeria. It's the job of the visiting team to inform Enyimba when and how they will arrive then Enyimba will pick them up.


The problem is not that Raja arrived in Port Harcourt. The problem is that they did not inform Enyimba that they will arrive in Port Harcourt on Monday

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Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by Albinoflash(m): 8:28am On Oct 03, 2018
Op why are u telling us
Re: Enyimba FC Vs Raja Casablanca:CAF Confederations Cup (0 - 1) On 3rd October 2018 by konfused: 8:29am On Oct 03, 2018
2019elections:


Is port Harcourt not closer to Aba than Lagos?
Nigeria with stupidity. Na person go come de teach us map reading, with bearing and distance for our own country.

So how come they never deemed it fit to inform their host of a change in their plans.

Though from Ph to Aba is closer, they should have pre-informed Enyimba of a change in plans.

Btw the road from Ph to Aba is a death trap, the ugliest. Sometimes if I see people supporting any Government in power I cringe within me. All these politicians are one and the same, they don’t care about anything but their pocket.

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