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AFL: ‘We Fight On’ — Enyimba Won’t Give Up Despite First Leg Defeat To Wydad

AFL: ‘We Fight On’ — Enyimba Won’t Give Up Despite First Leg Defeat To Wydad

Enyimba are still upbeat on claiming a place in the semi-finals of the African Football League, reports Completesports.com.

The Nigeria Premier Football League champions lost 1-0 to Moroccan outfit Wydad Athletic Club in the first leg of the quarter-final fixture at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo on Sunday.

Wydad were awarded a penalty in 36th minute after Ayoub El Amloud was fouled inside the box.

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Captain Yayha Jabrane stepped up to score the winning goal.

Enyimba sent numbers forward in the second half but poor finishing and a resolute defense by Wydad thwarted their effort of getting an equaliser.

“We fight on ⚔️,” the Aba giants wrote on their official Facebook page with a team picture.

The two sides will meet in the reverse fixture this weekend at the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca.

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  • Poor decision making really harmed Eyimba players in this match. Strikers who could have done with a pass than just shooting wildly, defenders playing too high up the pitch; and perhaps a goalkeeper who could have stayed back rather than rushing recklessly.

    The highlights paint Finidi’s boys in a respectable light as they pounded Wydad’s defence relentlessly at times in the second half interspersed with some decent interplay of passes.

    Eyimba made Wydad work for their slim away victory but this match is still there for the taking.

    For Eyimba to overturn the deficit I recommend being thorough with their routines in creating goal scoring opportunities.

    This match is still very alive.

  • Emecco 7 months ago

    Remember bro, the 2nd leg will be played under a vociferous 60,000 fans in Casablanca, I can’t see any way Tru for Enyimba

    • Like I said earlier to another esteemed constitutor, u’ve gotta have faith, Bruv!

      Emecco, this might turn out to be the turnaround of the century!

      Just wait and see!


    • Coache 7 months ago

      The stadium.might not be full but the fans are vociferous and full of energy.

      • Emecco 7 months ago

        Wydad ???, they attract larger crowd to that stadium even more than the Moroccan National team

  • Codex 7 months ago

    I watched Enyimba FC live at Enugu when they played a friendly against a second tier team Giant Brillars FC and I was concerned on the lack of goals in this team,especially against a low-midblock side or a low block,they lack the necessary creativity and technique to pick teams apart and they’ll struggle to PLAY against Wydad Athletic

    BUT they tend to do well in transition the al ittihad game was a good case in point so I see them scoring 1 or 2 goals but don’t see them winning the match.

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