Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Kaduna Utd face Etoile in Round of 16

Nigerian representatives in the 2011 Orange Caf Confederation Cup, Kaduna United, have been handed a tough draw against Tunisia's Etoile du Sahel Sportive ahead of the Round of 16.
The Nigeria Premier League (NPL) side reached the Round of 16 after edging out Foullah Edifice of Chad by 2 - 1 on aggregate in spite of losing the second leg in N'djamena by a lone goal.
On the other hand, Etoile du Sahel dispatched Ashantigold of Ghana 4 - 2 on aggregate.
But it will be Kaduna United that will play host to Etoile du Sahel in the first leg on the weekend of April 22,23 and 24.
The second leg will come up on one of the weekend days of May 6, 7 and 8.
Already, the duo of Emmanuel Bivan and Jude Aneke of Kaduna United say they are looking forward to the game.
Bivan, who played for 70 minutes in the return leg against Foullah Edifice, is confident that Kaduna United can overcome the Tunisians over two legs to reach the group stage of Caf's second tier club competition.
"They are no doubt a big team with lots of experience on the continent. But that won't mean we don't have a chance because I believe we can win and reach the group stage," Bivan said.
Aneke was strongly expressive saying: "Kaduna United players are not afraid of anybody. This is football and anything can happen. We are not writing off our chances because they are very bright."

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