CAFCL: Abd’Allah Expects Tough Clash Against Al Hilal (AUDIO)

Enyimba coach Usman Abd’Allah has told he expects a tough battle from Sudanese giants Al Hilal Omdurman when both sides lock horns in the first leg, first round tie in the 2019/20 CAF Champions League.

Two-time champions Enyimba enjoyed an easy passage to the first round after demolishing debutants Rahimo FC of Burkina Faso 5-1 on aggregate, but Abd’Allah, who masterminded that impressive win is of the view that 2-time beaten finalists Hilal, who needed away goals rule against Rayo Sport of Rwanda to advance, will pose a tougher test for his side in Aba on Sunday.

Nonetheless, the former Kano Pillars assistant coach is confident Enyimba are ready for the challenge.

“They are a very experienced team and they’ve done well in the previous competitions,” the soft-spoken tactician said. So it’s going to be a tough one.

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“But we are already aware of the responsibility that we are shouldering. So we are trying to do as much as possible to make sure that we come out with a very good result. We’ve worked hard for that.

“By Sunday, I think we will be equal to the task.”

Kickoff for the crunch tie is slated for 4pm at the Enyimba International Stadium, with the fans returning to the ground following a provisional approval granted the 8-time NPFL champions by the Confederation of African Football.