In Tunisia as the big game looms.

Good morning Guys.

I’m gonna try to make it a very very quick one for you this morning. Whenever I’m outta town early, writing the blog is very challenging. So hope you enjoy the little bit I’ll scribble you today.

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The team is already in Tunisia where they are supposed to train later this evening under the floodlights. If you’ve been a minute or two around social media you’d have seen pictures of the lads displaying different poses enroute their second leg clash in Sousse. They’re obviously having themselves a nice time but you can’t help but also note that underlying all of that is a battle ready team, looking to defend their 3-0 lead and make it to the Group stages.

On the ‘offside‘ though, you also can’t help but imagine how players of other teams feel watching their colleagues from Enyimba and their experiences around the Continent. Enviable I’d say but more significant for the club is that these annual appearances in the Continent isn’t ‘Arsenalsque’ where you just appear annually to make up numbers.

The tie itself isn’t the end of the road in the Continent for anyone because regardless of the result, both teams remain in the Continent, one in the Champions League and the other in the Confederation Cup. But of course everyone would love the top echelon of the Champions League.

Etoile du Sahel themselves are the CAF Confederations Cup defending Champions and we are encouraging them and appealing to them nicely to consider going to make history by successfully defending their Confederations Cup title. 6pm tomorrow they could show us they’ve accepted to. We can call that a gentleman agreement and everyone will be happy. 🙂

Speaking of gentleman agreement, news emerged that Striker Mfon Udoh would be joining Kingsley Sokari’s CS Sfaxien in November after the Champions League and subsequently this league season.
Sfaxien have reached a gentleman’s  with the Enyimba chairman to sign Mfon (Udoh). But the only condition is that it will be after the CAF Champions League which will be around November, ” Interesting really because in addition to the fact that no one was quoted in that statement, there has been a lot of silly information seeping all over social media on why Club Africain failed to sign him after a medical last season. One just needs to be careful with some of these antics from some of these clubs. Like we say, only the best will happen.

Finally for today, spare a prayer for my dear friend, Kano Pillars striker and legend Gambo Mohammed, the one player I would love for him to be at Enyimba (crucify me if you want, I just have a thing for the guy). He got injured last Sunday in Port Harcourt when he went up for an aerial challenge with a Rivers United player. He’s ruptured something in his ear and could be out for two weeks. 

He’s been through a lot, the young man but he’s a tough lad but I pray he’s not discouraged courtesy of these niggling injuries and thus forced into an early retirement. Yea this is ThatEnyimbaFan blog and I shouldn’t be discussing a player from a club we view as rivals but I can be excused for asking for a prayer and good will for my friend. Make an exception for me biko.

It’s a rainy Tuesday morning as our driver speeds out of town, may it rain blessings on all of us- our families, our ventures and our dear club.

Back tomorrow with a proper game preview.

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