The second leg of the first African Football League AFL quarterfinal between Wydad Casablanca of Morocco and Enyimba International of Nigeria has been moved from Wednesday to Thursday.
This comes after the Nigerian champions’ travel to Morocco was delayed by the Moroccan government.
Enyimba contingents were forced to remain nearly 12 hours at Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport because the Moroccan administration refused to give the aeroplane permission to take off.
The NPFL team was supposed to travel in Casablanca on Monday and begin preparing right away for the second leg, but owing to late arrival, that plan was scrapped and the game was rescheduled to give the visitors time to settle in before the play.
At the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on Sunday, Wydad Casablanca defeated Enyimba International 0-1 in the first leg of the match.
On Thursday, the 2003 CAF Champions League champions will have their work cut out for them if they want to overturn a 0-1 deficit in Morocco.
Despite losing at home, head coach Finidi George is certain that his team will advance to the semifinal.
At 7:00 p.m., the second leg takes place at the Mohammed V Sports Complex.