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CAFCC: Lucky Enyimba Pip CARA In Aba, Reach Q/Finals As Group C Winner

CAFCC: Lucky Enyimba Pip CARA In Aba, Reach Q/Finals As Group C Winner

By Adeboye Amosu:

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Enyimba made a winning return to their home ground in Aba , following a hard fought 1-0 win against Congo’s CARA Brazzaville in their CAF Confederation Cup matchday-six Group C clash at the Enyimba International Stadium Aba on Wednesday, reports Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

The hard-earned victory also saw the Aba giants book a place in the quarter-final stage of the competition.


Substitute Wasiu Alalade netted the winning goal in third minute of added time bundling the ball home after Mfon Udoh’s free-kick came off the crossbar.

The People’s Elephant finished top of the group with 12 points, three more than second placed CARA. Williamsville of Ivory Coast who were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Djoliba of Mali finished third with eight points.

Enyimba dominated proceedings for majority of the game but were let down by their poor marksmanship.

CARA’s goalkeeper, Chansel Mohikola also made a couple of good saves to deny the hosts.

In the end, it was Alalade who ensure that the Pepole’s Elephant went home with the maximum points after hitting the back of the net deep into stoppage time.

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  • Congratulations to Enyimba. I’ve been critical of Nigerian clubsides participating in CAF competitions, but I have to say this is the first time since 2005 (the days of Muri, Frimpong, Onyekachi and Enyema in Enyimba) that I’ve actually enjoyed watching a Nigerian team in a CAF cup.

    Emem Udoh and that former Warri Wolves player now in Enyimba are really, really good. Wow! Super Eagles materials.

    Kudo to the club management for the stadium update. We can see the ‘magic’ it had on the team’s performance. But the stands and stadium were not well lighted when dusk came. The floodlighting system should be looked into.

    In summary, govt and NFF should look into and work on how to retain our best talents in the league, so the EPL and DSTV can stop fleecing Nigerians and the country can gain from quality sponsorship.

  • Obidee 4 years ago

    @Kel u made a good point there.. Congrts my Aba club and more of that
    Up Enyimba

  • matsho 4 years ago

    @ Complete Sport:Is it the visitor or host that went home with maximum point? Congrats! Enyinba.

  • Nzogbu Nzogbu Enyimba Enyi,This is who we are since inception and so shall it be , churning out good players and good result . LMC/ NFF restructure our league to work and all involved will enjoy good sponsorship with a very good players welfare package then everyone will be happy for it as it will have a positive knock on effect on our national teams especially the super eagle. Bring it on Raja Casablanca this cup is ours.Enyimba for Life. Thanks