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Emmanuel Amunike: Enyimba capable of beating Zamalek

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Posted on June 15, 2016

Emmanuel Amunike

Photo: NFF official website

Former star believes Nigerian outfit Enyimba can beat in their CAF Champions League Group B opener on Sunday.

The Cairo giants will kickoff their campaign with an away game against Enyimba in Port Harco Stadium. Both teams were seeded in Group B alongside Algeria’s ES Setif and Mamelodi Sundowns.

“Enyimba have to work hard, believe in themselves and the players have to be ready for the competition. They have to compete and not just be happy they qualified for the group stage.

“It won’t be easy, but they are beatable. Enyimba just have to minimise their errors against a big club like them so that they are not punished when they present a weakness,” said the former Nigerian prolific striker.

Enyimba, who qualified to the CAF Champions League by topping the Nigerian league last season, reached the group stage by edging out Etoile du Sahel 4-3 on penalties. They currently sit seventh in the Nigerian league standings on 31 points, 7 away of league leaders Wikki Tourists.

On the other hand, the White Knights, who currently sit second in the Egyptian Premier League table, advanced by eliminating Algerian side MO Bejaia 3-1 on aggregate in the last 16 round.

Amunike featured for the Egyptian Giants between 1991-1994, scoring 26 goals in 71 games for the club, before moving to Europe.

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