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Enyimba protest CAF CL rescheduled tie against Zamalek

Two time African champions Enyimba have expressed displeasure over the sudden rescheduling of the CAF Champions League game against Zamalek.

The game was initially fixed for Sunday, but moved forward to Saturday due to security reasons.

Enyimba, who have lost their first two matches, left Nigeria on Thursday afternoon thinking that their make or break tie against the Egyptians would be on Sunday, August 14.

But shortly after arriving in Cairo, a letter from the Confederation of African Football was received by the club, saying that the match had been scheduled for Saturday as a result of security concerns.

“This is highly unfair. I don’t know how the fixture of a game as important as this can be brought forward without any consultation with the visiting team. It’s against the rules,” Enyimba chairman Felix Anyansi-Agwu said.

“Moreover, we travelled with a limited number of players,” he said.

“We do not have the requisite number of players for a match on Saturday, so we are appealing to CAF to move the game to Monday, August 15.

“We will also be appealing to the Egyptian FA and Zamalek to assist us in changing our booking reservations with Egypt Air from Monday to Tuesday. This change will cause us difficulties and we are appealing to CAF, the Egyptian FA and Zamalek SC to make things easy for us, because we have no hand in the adjustment of the fixture.”

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