Enyimba v Bidvest Wits: Please Aigbogun, don’t play a “false 9”

Good morning guys,

I’ll say it, “Long time no see” right? Yea. The last blog was on the 1-1 draw away at Kwara United and with a crucial game today, we have to dust up our writing gadgets and have a go at writing again. How are things with you? Good I hope. And if not so good, chill, things will get better, Amen? Amen. 

So we play the Clever Boys today in the second leg of our CAF Confederation Cup. We hard fought a 1-1 a couple of days ago in South Africa and with such a good result, we do look odds on to complete the job and make it to the lucrative Group Stages. The only trouble is, football is not played on paper, it is a question of what actually transpires on the pitch. We have 90 minutes to put ourselves over the line.

So what’s with the blog title today, you’d ask. I’ll explain. 

Yesterday I was watching Plateau United with a few friends. I actually tuned in at 2-0 and when I said, “Plateau United were 2-0 down and halfway home already”, one of my friends replied, “Don’t mind Boboye. He’s playing a false 9. They will score two goals in the second half”. In truth. He was only mocking Plateau and I’m not sure they were actually playing a false 9 or anything like that, they were just woeful on the day. They did lose 4-0.

So please, no false 9 or any other weird formation today. We actually do possess the quality to go through if we stay disciplined and put in a professional performance. Midfielder Oladapo had already clearly stated the magnitude of the task facing us. Hopefully the team lives up to the billing. In truth, this match is very winnable. We should be going through. 

By way of personnel, I have no idea on who is fit and who isn’t. Forgive me, I haven’t been close to the team for over a week now. But we have been quite unfortunate on the injury front judging from recent games. I’m hoping Mustapha Ibrahim is back in action. Our first choice Centreback pairing as well -Anaemena and Ogbonnaya. It would be a blessing to have our best legs out there. That said, if we don’t, isn’t that why we have a robost squad? 

If you live in or around Calabar, please go and cheer the Team. The gates are thrown open – so go and don’t go alone, take a few of your friends. Hopefully, the boys will get the job done. 

Back tomorrow, 

‘EnyimbaEnyi 

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One thought on “Enyimba v Bidvest Wits: Please Aigbogun, don’t play a “false 9”

  1. “If you live in or around Calabar, please go and cheer the Team. The gates are thrown open – so go and don’t go alone, take a few of your friends”. Take a look at the construction above. I am disturbed that a team of the caliber of Enyimba will still be away from home.

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