FC Ifeanyiubah will begin their historic CAF Confederation Cup toe against Al-Masry of Egypt from 3.30pm today in Nnewi.
This will be ‘The Anambra Warriors’ first-ever Confederation Cup match after they won the Nigeria Federation Cup last year.
Their opponents in this first round, first leg fixture, Al-Masry, arrived Nigeria in the evening of Thursday with a 40-man contingent.
“The Egyptians arrived Lagos aboard Egypt Air and were flown to the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri,” an official disclosed.
“From there they were driven to Oba, where their advance party had opted for their stay.
“Initially, they inspected a hotel close to the stadium, but later decided to stay at Nelly’s Newton”.
As would be expected, tight security has been provided by the Anambra State Football Association which incidentally is headed by the financier of FC Ifeanyiubah, Patrick Ubah round the abode of the visiting team.
The return leg match will be played at the 18, 000-capacity Port Said Stadium, situated on the bank of the Red Sea, Cairo, Egypt next weekend.