Akwa United arrived in Sudan on Thursday for their Caf Confederation Cup group stage playoff first leg clash with Al-Hilal on Sunday.
A 19-man squad were led by coach Abdu Maikaba out of Lagos on Wednesday afternoon as they are hopeful of securing play-off spot in the Caf inter-club competition.
Team Akwa United on board Ethiopian Airline to Ethiopia from where they will catch a connecting flight to Sudan for the 1st leg of the CAF Confederation Cup playoffs against Al-Hilal. The match comes up on Sunday#CAFCC2018#Lordhavemercy
— Akwa United FC (@AkwaUnited_fc) April 4, 2018
The Promise Keepers had edged past Hawks of Gambia and Al-Ittihad of Libya in the first and second round of the competition to reach this stage.
Before their trip, first-half strikes from Martins Usule and Destiny Ashadi saw the Uyo-based side suffered their fourth league defeat this season at Katsina United.
Despite their recent slip, Maikaba's side would aim to put up a good display enough to secure a positive first-leg advantage at the Al-Hilal Stadium on Sunday.