The return leg of the first preliminary round of the CAF Confederations Cup hold this weekend. Nigerian contingent and Federation Cup champions, FC IfeanyiUbah will have to consolidate on a 1-0 first leg victory when they visit Al Masry in Ismailia Egypt on Sunday.
Ivorian, Tamen Medrano scored late in the second half to give the Anambara Warriors a slim first leg advantage but as with North African clubs, a slim first leg victory away from home is no victory at all as they have shown to record big wins against opponents while creating a frenzy and hostile stadium environment that can intimidate any team that will try allow itself to be engulfed in such displays.
The Nigerian champions who boast of a handful of non Nigerians including some Brazilians, arrived Egypt on Friday with quite a number of fans to cheer them to victory.
FC IfeanyiUbah will need to make sure they do not lose the game in order to advance to the next stage where they will meet Djoliba of Mali.
The match is scheduled for Sunday by 6pm Nigerian time. This is FC IfeanyiUbah’s first continental assignment away from home.