Enyimba in tough champions league group

Terver Dominic, Lagos

Nigerian representative, Enyimba football club of Aba have been drawn in group B against Egyptian giants Zamalek,  with another North African team ES Setif and South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns in the Caf Champions League.

The People’s Elephant will have their hands full as they face two former winners of the African premier club competition in Zamalek and ES Setif.

Egyptian team Zamalek have won the Caf Champions League five times in 1984, 1986, 1993, 1996 and 2002 while Setif have claimed the title twice in 1988 and 2014.

The Nigerian champions have also won the African title twice when they achieved a back-to-back feat in 2003 and 2004.

This is the seventh time the Aba club will play in the group stage of the competition after reaching the last eight in six previous outings between 2003 and 2011.

However, Sundowns are the only side in Group B yet to win the African title but they reached the Caf Champions League in 2001 and lost 1-4 on aggregate to Egyptian side Al Ahly.

The first games of the Champions League will be played on June 17.

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