04/27/2012 8:36 AM
Black Leopards will be travelling to Nigeria on the coming weekend as other teams will face each other in the PSL.
A higher standard of football is expected to be delivered by Lidoda Duvha on their away game to Nigeria which will be the first leg of the CAF round of 16. It is the first time that the team will be playing the first leg away as the previous one where in their back yard in Limpopo.
An impressive run in the PSL for Lidoda Duvha will carry the spirit they need to feel confident as they have dug themselves slightly out of the relegation zone. In form players like Tiyani Mabunda, Raymond Monama and captain Mongezi Bobe.
Leopards will take on Warri Wolves at Warri Township Stadium in Nigeria. The Wolves’ stadium is not new in hosting events as it has been used for the final tournament for the 2006 Women's African Football Championship and has a capacity of 20,000 people, all covered.
Warri Wolves are currently number 6 in the Nigerian Premier League - they have 28 points after 19 League matches. They beat FC Kallon only 2-0 in their last CAF match at home when Leopards were playing St Eloi Lupopo.
The Nigerian team is coached by Maurice Cooreman from Belgium, who joined the team in February so he may not be in full control yet, in terms of knowing the strengths and weaknesses of his players. That is the weakness Leopards will look to use in their favour.
Warri have players who make the LOCAL national team, whenever they select from the Nigerian Premier League so they are not a bad side at all with names like Chigozie Agbim, Azubuike Egwueke, Ossai Uche, Sunday Mba and Jude Aneke.
This promises to be a heated up encounter as both teams will look to deal a blow first so that the second leg holds an easier challenge when it finally arrives.