CAF Cups: Enyimba, Nasarawa win, Wolves lose

Enyimba FC logo
Enyimba FC logo

Nigerian champions Enyimba spanked Vital ‘O of Burundi 5-1 in a CAF Champions League second round, first leg match at the Adokiye Amiesieamaka Stadium in Port Harcourt on Sunday.

The big win assures that the return leg in Bujumbura between both teams next weekend would be an easier session for the People’s Elephant, who led 3-0 at half –time in Garden City.

Nigeria’s only remaining side in the CAF Confederation Cup, Nasarawa United battled hard but could only earn a 1-0 win over Club Sportif Constantinois of Algeria at the National Stadium, Abuja. Philip Azango scored as a goalmouth scramble occurred following a corner kick with only five minutes left on the clock.

However, Nigeria’s second representatives in the Champions League, Warri Wolves lost 0-1 at the Warri City Stadium to visiting El Merreikh of Sudan. The Sudanese scored in the 18th minute and Wolves could not find a way bck into the game.

Former Nigeria U-17 and U-20 safe hands, Paul Danjuma saved a point blank header after 10 minutes and the visitors, who finished a man less after Toufik Guerabis was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 55thminute, were denied by the woodwork five minutes before the interval.

 

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