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CAFCL: Enyimba Walk Tight Rope, Fall 3-0 To Al Merreikh In Omdurman

CAFCL: Enyimba Walk Tight Rope, Fall  3-0 To Al Merreikh In Omdurman

Saifeldin Maki bagged a hat-trick as Al Merreikh thrashed Nigeria’s Enyimba 3-0 in the first leg of their CAF Champions League first round tie at the Al Hilal Stadium on Wednesday afternoon, reports Completesports.com.

Maki put the home team ahead in the sixth minute, tucking the ball into the net after dribbling past Enyimba goalkeeper Bassa Djeri.


Enyimba struggled to get going afterwards and conceded the second goal a minute before half-time, with Maki slotting home after a superb counter attacking move.

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Enyimba head coach Fatai Osho introduced the duo of Nabil Yarou and Tosin Omoyele after the interval, but the changes had little effect on the game.

Maki put the game beyond the two-time champions when he netted the third on the dot of regulation time.

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The Peoples Elephant must overturn the deficit in the second leg to scale through into the next round of the competition.

By Adeboye Amosu

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  • Doctor Koyemi Oderinde 2 years ago

    This is just a temporary setback for homebased players. When Enyimba will be at home for the second leg, they will have the upper hand. Al Merreikh are going to suffer in Nigeria. They will think they were hit by a trailer. Eyimba are notorious slow starters. Once they start the party, there is no stopping them. Homebased players are the future of the Super Eagles.

    • These are the pple that want to play for SE….
      By the time they loose 3nil away, they’ll come home and start hoping and praying for BRAZIL to loose to JORDAN, Then WATFORD should force BAYERN MUNICH to a goaless draw for nigeria to qualify….

      How would they turn this deficit now when they didn’t even register a single away goal….
      Once this Sudanese club scores one goal in Aba; that marks the end of it…..

      As for @Doctor Koyemi…..

      I like this ur faith….
      U can move kilmanjaro mountain to nigeria with this ur faith…. Keep it up…..

      But for ur information, Eyimba is not Liverpool…..

      I rest my case….

    • Glory 2 years ago

      Broda man, how can they be the future, when everyone of them is looking at foreign league for their future. please kindly explain. This has been one big puzzle begging to be unravel.

  • Hahaha. Look at the players they are clamoring to be in Super Eagles? Indeed, wonders shall never end. The game is already over for Enyimba. The home team wrapped up the game in the first-leg and that is how serious teams play, not the other way round.

  • Glory 2 years ago

    Not a result to be proud of. But wont blame it too much on the players as this only factors unto a non existent league. Ever hoping sports minister Dare understands what he is doing.

  • lanre 2 years ago

    @glory……..am yoruba but i ll advise you NEVER to trust my tribe’s person when he is in a position of POWER,because he would BETRAY you to remain there,not minding whether you are BLOOD RELATIONSHIPS,pleaseeeeeee ooooo

  • Collins id 2 years ago

    Lets stop this segregation thing jare, every nigerians are equal, in respective of place of birth, enough of this foreign and home based thin, talent is not by location. Besides football is not presidency or governance that requires home born candidates, even if our league is as effective as that of brasil and argentina if the quality of the foreign based outclassed the home base they will still take their places without any sentiments. Big football nations depends on foreign base players eg brasil, argentina, holand, belgium, croatia etc its a matter of competing with your best leg who cares where they were born. Our thin must defferent even the present wcup champion paraded 99 percent forein based players despite they have a good league. Football is sport and the result is what matters to the fans not the place of birth of the performer, Fifa dont care about us wether forein base or home base one you lose you are out and you can only guarantea victory by featuring your best legs.

  • Oakfield 2 years ago

    Unbelievable….. Are these the set of players our minister and others want included in our se???? We are finished. Imagine, losing by 3 good goals to Sudan … Sudan????!!!! Chai.. Wahala dy o…