he Moroccan authorities have deployed ugly tactics to frustrate Enyimba FC, Nigeria’s flag-bearer in the ongoing African Football League.
The Media Manager of Enyimba FC, David Orji, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos.
Eyimba are saddled with the task of cancelling the 1-0 deficit against Wydad AC of Morocco in the second leg quarter-final encounter in Casablanca, Morocco, by 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday.
As at past midnight Monday, the People’s Elephants were still stranded at Murtalal Mohammed International Airport Lagos as Moroccan officials failed to give authorisation to the team’s chartered aircraft from the international wing of the airport to land in Casablanca.
The team who were still optimistic of upturning the one goal deficit at the Godswill International Stadium, Uyo, were forced to return to their hotel having spent six hours and 30 minutes in the aircraft.
They were waiting for authorisation to land from the Moroccan authorities.
This incident is perceived by the Enyimba management as a deliberate plot by the Moroccan authorities and Wydad AC to frustrate Enyimba FC.
The management of the team condemned the delay, which has prevented the team from having a smooth trip to honour the second leg tie of the AFL quarter final.
As at the time of this report Enyimba and NFF Officials had officially lodging complaints to CAF.