Nigerians show massive support to Enyimba ahead of $4million AFL prize hunt

Enyimba welcome Wydad to Uyo this weekend. (Photo Credit: AFL and Enyimba/X)

Nigerians show massive support to Enyimba ahead of $4million AFL prize hunt

Izuchukwu Akawor 14:36 - 19.10.2023

Nigerian champions Enyimba are guaranteed to get over one billion naira when they take to the pitch for the African Football League, AFL, this Sunday.

Nigerian champions, Enyimba Football Club, is gearing up for the highly anticipated African Football League, AFL, set to kick off this weekend.

Ahead of their quarterfinal clash against Moroccan giants, Wydad Casablanca, Nigerians have rallied behind the People’s Elephant, showing their unwavering support and enthusiasm as the club prepares to compete for the coveted prize. 

What is the AFL?

As reported by Pulse Sports Nigeria, AFL, known as the African Football League, is a competition for African elite clubs put together by the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF, in partnership with FIFA.

AFL, initially known as the Africa Super League, was put together to showcase the best of African club football and provide football fans in Africa the opportunity to see and enjoy the beautiful game.

African Football League gets kick off dates with Enyimba in
African Football League, AFL. (Photo Credit: AFL/X)

The competition was also created to inject more money into football development for clubs in Africa and the promotion of African football.

It is expected to be an annual competition as announced by FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, which had an initial plan to see 24 elite teams from across the continent compete at the highest level.

The opening match between Simba and Al Ahly kicks off at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium on Friday in what is expected to be an explosive battle between the African giants.

Nigerians back Enyimba

Ahead of their first match in the competition, Nigerian champions, Enyimba, have received backing from their fans and Nigerians. 

Innocent Gabriel's funny goal celebration for the opener against Akwa United in the NPFL. (Photo Credit: Enyimba/X)

The Nigerian powerhouse will host the legendary Moroccan champions Wydad Athletic Club at Uyo’s Goodwill Akpabo Stadium on Sunday and Nigerians have sent their best wishes.

AFL presents a unique opportunity for the Elephants to showcase their talent on a grand stage and secure a substantial financial reward, especially, after a disappointing outing in the CAF Champions League. 

The $4 million prize on offer has ignited a sense of hope and aspiration among the Enyimba faithful, who are confident that Finidi George and his boys have the chance to achieve greatness.

Enthusiastic as ever, the fans have taken to the People’s Elephant’s social media platforms to express their support and send good wishes. 

NPFL: Akwa United vs Enyimba
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Here are some of the reactions and support from the Nigerian fans;

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