Enugu Rangers' Ajani Ibrahim returns for crucial clash against CS Sfaxien

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The petite forward was unavailable in the last outing against Salitas due to card suspension and he is back to boost his team's faint hope

Enugu Rangers have received a boost upfront as they get set to face CS Sfaxien in their last group game of the Caf Confederation Cup.

The Flying Antelopes now have more options in the final third with petite forward Ibrahim Ajani expected to make a return for the must-win clash against the visiting Tunisian side.

Ajani was not in action last weekend in Ouagadougou against Salitas owing to accumulated card offences, but the striker is now back having served out his match ban.

Rangers are desperate for a win against the Black and Whites even though they are aware that a good result in Enugu may not guarantee their passage into the quarter-final stage of the competition with a surprise away victory for Salitas at Etoile du Sahel the only hope for the Flying Antelopes' progression.

Ajani is often feared for his trickery, especially in the box and has scored some crucial goals for coach Gbenga Ogunbote’s team in the past. His timely return could be a blessing to the Nigerian flagbearers.

Going into the last set of group games, Sfaxien are on top in Group B with nine points from five matches and have qualified for the quarter-finals regardless of what happens in Enugu or elsewhere.

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On their part, twice Caf Confederation Cup winners Etoile du Sahel have seven, while Nigeria’s representative has five and Salitas four from five matches apiece.

All the three teams still have a fighting chance of qualifying for the quarter-final but Etoile has the brightest prospect with their destiny firmly in their hands as they are billed to trade tackles with Salitas in front of their fans in Sousse.