Dolphins Finally Depart for Tunis, Smouha in Town for Enyimba

A delegation of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side Dolphins FC finally set out for Tunis from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos on Friday afternoon.

Players and officials slept at the MMIA overnight before finally boarding an Emirates Airline flight to Dubai on Friday, to connect a six-hour flight from Dubai to Tunis on Saturday morning.

They are expected to arrive in the Tunisian capital few hours to kickoff of their Caf Confederation Cup first round first leg tie against Club Africain.

Enyimba Are Seeking for a Third Continental Title. Image: AFP.
Enyimba Are Seeking for a Third Continental Title. Image: AFP.
In the meantime, Enyimba International FC’s opponent in a Caf Champions League first round first leg tie Smouha FC of Egypt flew into Abuja on Thursday, and were accommodated at Sheraton Hotel & Towers in FCT.

Chairman Enyimba FC, Felix Anyansi, confirmed to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) that the Champions League debutantes flew into Owerri on Friday afternoon, to connect Aba, venue of Sunday’s encounter.

Renowned South African referee Daniel Bennett from South Africa is the referee for Sunday’s clash, with compatriots Lindikhaya Bolo, Songezo Xalakhe and Tinyiko Victor Hlungwani as assistant referee 1, assistant referee 2 and fourth official respectively. The match commissioner is Ghanaian Fred Crentsil.