CONFIRMED: Enyimba to play Champions League tie behind closed door

CONFIRMED: Enyimba to play Champions League tie behind closed door

Officials have confirmed that Nigeria champions Enyimba have been ordered to play a CAF Champions League preliminary round return leg match against Rahimo of Burkina Faso Sunday behind closed doors pending a final inspection of their home ground.

Enyimba, who have won the Champions League twice, lost their first leg in Burkina Faso 1-0 a fortnight ago.


CAF have communicated Enyimba that their home ground, the International Stadium in Aba, southeast Nigeria, has not met several standards.


The continental football ruling body said the stadium, which underwent a major renovation for two years and was re-opened last year, does not have an electronic scoreboard, floodlights and CCTV cameras.


The stadium has also failed to remove political posters and billboards.


Last year, CARA Brazzaville of Congo complained about poor floodlights at the stadium during their CAF Confederation Cup clash at the venue.


Enyimba will now need to get a certification from FIFA before inspectors from CAF will approve their home ground to admit spectators for international matches.

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