After the fireworks which their encounter produced during the Glo/NPFL Super 4 in Uyo two weeks ago, Nigerian champions Enyimba FC will, again, lock horns with Federation Cup winners Akwa United, in the annual Charity Cup match at the National Stadium, Abuja tomorrow.
Akwa United are brimming with immense confidence following a run of marvelous results, including beating better-fancied Lobi Stars to win the Federation Cup and conquering fellow continental campaigners (Enyimba FC, Warri Wolves and Nasarawa) in two rounds of the Super 4 organised by the League Management Company.
To their advantage, the Promise Keepers beat a more experienced Vita Club Mokanda of Congo 1-0 in Pointe Noir in a CAF Confederation Cup first round, first leg match.
Akwa United will call on the services of striker Ubong Moses Ekpai, goalie Olufemi Kayode, former junior international Samuel Okon, Namso Edo, Ubong Friday, Kufre Ebong and U-23 star Godspower Igudia, amongst others.
Enyimba FC, on the other hand, has had a mixed few weeks. After losing the Super 4 and the loss to Ugandan club Vipers FC over the weekend, the Elephants will need all the confidence they can get to avoid another morale-killing loss.
Enyimba can call on the services of any of its goalies Olufemi Thomas, Moses Ocheje and Theophilus Afelokhai, defenders Chima Akas, Kalu Orji and Ezekiel Bassey and Chinedu Udoji, striker Christian Pyagbara, Mfon Udoh, amongst others.
The match is also the perfect tune-up for both teams, as the 2015/2016 Nigeria Professional Football League kicks off this weekend.