Nigerian champions Enyimba will play their first set of home games in the CAF Champions League away from their home ground after construction workers failed to complete the renovation work currently going on at their stadium.
The People’s Elephants’ Aba International Stadium has been undergoing some renovation since the end of the last season but club officials have confirmed they will begin their continental campaign with their home games being played at the Adokiye Amesiemaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
“The ongoing rehabilitation work at the Enyimba Stadium is not moving at a very quick pace,” the club’s press officer, Farriel Allaputa told SuperSport.
“It is looking very unlikely that we will play the return fixture (against Vipers) at our own stadium so we have opted for the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt to play that game.
“We have already received clearance from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to that effect.”
The two-time African champions begin their 2016 campaign with a trip to Uganda to face Vipers next weekend, before returning for the home leg two weeks later.