Lobi Stars will play their CAF Champions League home tie against Wydad Casablanca at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium, Enugu, after the Confederation of African Football certified the Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi not ready.
Lobi Stars had hoped they would face the Morrocan side at home following the completion of the Makurdi runway and resumption of domestic flight activities, but the club’s Vice Chairman, Mike Idoko revealed the Aper Aku stadium didn’t get approval from CAF.
“Yes, we are going to face Wydad Casablanca in Enugu just like in our previous matches,” Idoko told the media.
“We wrote to CAF informing the body that the runway of Makurdi has been completed and that domestic flight activities have since resumed at the local airport but they wrote to us that we still have one or two things to do on the Aper Aku Stadium for it to be certified ready. We have started work already and we are hoping that it will be passed fit for the game with ASEC Mimosas in March.
“We have left for Enugu for our Friday game with Wydad Casablanca and after the results we have secured in the league in the two games we have played, we are going into the CAF Champions League encounter with the believe that we can beat the Moroccans because we know that it is the only option that we have.”
They will be looking to revive their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-final with a victory on Friday.