Aigbogun Expects New Players To Join Enyimba

Enyimba coach Paul Aigbogun says more players will join his team ahead of the new season in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL).

Aigbogun said the club intends to recruit players who will improve the team and not just add to the numbers.

He said the bulk of his squad will be from the players that played for the Aba Elephants last season.

The UEFA pro licensed coach believes Enyimba will do well in this season’s CAF Confederation club.

Etoile And Enyimba To Play On Wednesday

EnyimbaThe return leg clash of the CAF Champions League between Tunisian club side, Etoile Du Sahel and Enyimba of Aba will be played on Wednesday in Sousse.

Enyimba won the first leg in Port Harcourt 3-0 courtesy of a hat-trick by Mfon Udoh.

The seven-time Nigeria champions will train under floodlights in Sousse on Tuesday night.

The overall winners of this tie will march on to the group stage of the Champions League, while the losers drop down to the second-tier Confederation Cup.

The game has been fixed for 6pm Nigerian time.

Enyimba advanced to the final round of qualifiers 6-3 on aggregate at the expense of Vital Ó of Burundi.

Despite losing 2-1 in the second leg, the Elephants of Aba progressed having defeated the Burundians 5-1 in Aba.

CAF Champions League: Enyimba Advance To Final Qualifying Round

Champions LeagueIn the CAF Champions League, Nigeria Premier League champions, Enyimba have advanced to the final round of qualifiers.

Despite losing 2-1 in the second leg to Vital Ó of Burundi, the Elephants of Aba progressed 6-3 on aggregate.

Ikechukwu Ibenegbu scored for Paul Aigbogun’s men in the 28th minute but went on to concede two goals in the game.

Enyimba need to cross the next hurdle that comes in order to make it to the money spinning stage of the CAF Champions League.

Mixed Fortunes

Meanwhile, Warri Wolves have crashed out of the CAF Champions League after failing to overturn a first leg deficit against El Merreikh of Sudan.

Peter Nieketen’s boys eventually lost the tie 2-0 on aggregate.

Nasarawa United also tasted the bitter pill of defeat in the CAF Confederation Cup after losing 4-1 to Algeria’s CS Constantine.

With this result the solid miners have been shown the exit door as the tie ended 4-2 on aggregate in favour of their opponents.

CAF: Enyimba Ready For Vipers SC In Return Leg

lmc-EnyimbaEnyimba coach, Paul Aigbogun, is confident his side will turn the tables when they host two-time Ugandan champions, Vipers SC in the return leg of the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League.

The Ugandan side have a slim 1-0 advantage heading to the return leg in Aba in less than two weeks.

Coach Aigbogun said that he would have his full squad available for the clash. Striker, Mfon Udoh, is expected to return to the starting lineup.

The return leg of the tie will be played at the Adokiye Amiesiamaka Stadium on February 28.

Warri Wolves Beat El-Kanemi Warriors 5-0

Warri wolvesWarri Wolves have moved up to the fourth spot on the Nigeria Professional Football League after the team recorded the biggest win of the 2014/2015 season in a rescheduled game.

Wolves on Sunday thrashed El-Kanemi Warriors 5-0 at the Warri City Stadium.

The team took the game beyond their opponents from Maiduguri by the hour mark, as Paul Aigbogun’s men raced into a four-goal lead.

With Wolves in total control, they needed just a goal to move into the top-four behind Sunshine Stars, Enyimba and Wikki Tourists. Lordson Ichull got the all important goal to wrap up the one-sided contest.

Wolves are now four points behind table-topping Sunshine Stars and could cut that lead to one by Wednesday if they beat Kwara United.

Enyimba unveils Aigbogun as coach

Former Warri Wolves coach, Paul Aigbogun, has made a sensational return to the Nigeria Premier League to be part of Enyimba’s technical bench as Chief Coach, while Salisu Yusuf is Head Coach/Technical Adviser.

However the terms of contract for Aigbogun remains undisclosed, as Enyimba’s official website announced Yusuf alone leaving out his assistants.

The coach who holds a UEFA Grade B coaching license parted ways with Warri Wolves in February but resurfaced in South Africa two months later to take charge of FC Cape Town.

Enyimba has opted for relatively young coaches with same ideology to lead the team.