After securing CAF Champions League group phase ticket in Tunisia on Wednesday at the expense of their hostile hosts, Etoile du Sahel, Enyimba International of Aba are stranded in Tunisia due to flight delay.
Club chairman Felix Anyansi-Agwu said yesterday on phone from Tunis that Air Moroc had rescheduled their flight from Thursday(yesterday) toSaturday (tomorrow).
“We cannot come back as we planned because our flight has been rescheduled to Saturday”
He expressed joy over his side’s qualification and predicted good things ahead in the championship for Enyimba.
“We are happy to have made it to the group stage and I think everything is now a possibility for us in this championship, he said.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said it will protest to CAF , the hostilities Enyimba suffered during a CAF Champions League clash against Etoile du Sahel in Tunisia Wednesday night.
Enyimba scraped through to the group stage of the Champions League after they won 4-3 on penalties as aggregate scores were tied at 3-3.
NFF president Amaju Pinnick said: “What happened around the Stade Olympique in Sousse on Wednesday bordered on extreme intimidation of the opposition. This is not football. Football is about peace, about love and about friendship.
“When Etoile du Sahel came to Nigeria, we provided everything to them, including a friendly football arena. We will lodge a strong protest to CAF on this matter.”
A miffed Pinnick said yesterday that if it came to personally delivering the protest at the CAF headquarters in Cairo, he would be willing and ready to do so.
“We will wait for the team to return from Tunisia so that we can get the full details of what transpired,” he said.
“However, we are delighted at Enyimba’s qualification. They have shown that they are truly very much experienced on the road. They withstood everything thrown at them and scaled through. That is the stuff of champions.”