Analysts link dismal continental showing to poor quality of local league
By Tasie Theodore
With Plateau United failing to contain the onslaught of the Algerians, Tuesday, more pressure is on Nigerian clubsides to win in Wednesday’s Confederation of African Football Confederation Cup, CAFCC pairings.
At the close of hostilities, Tuesday evening, the Jos-based side were handed a 4-0 drubbing in an almost one-sided outing that effectively wiped out the 2-1 lead that they had secured during the first leg encounter that had taken place in Nigeria.
The teams scheduled to play in different venues across the continent in similar second leg matches on Wednesday are the trio of MFM FC of Lagos, Akwa United of Uyo and Enyimba of Aba.
In particular, MFM FC will be taking on Djoliba AC of Mali in a testy encounter that is being hosted by the French-speaking West Africans and which is scheduled to kick off at 6.00p.m Nigerian time. The venue is the Stade Modibo Stadium.
On its part, Enyimba will be playing in Calabar against the South Africans, Bidvest Wits, aka the Clever Boys.
Analysts have linked Nigeria’s continuing poor showing in the continental arena to the poor quality being displayed in the domestic league.
MFM FC players in an encounter