Enyimba Punished for School Boy Errors in Confederation Cup Opener

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Theophilus Afelokhai in action for Enyimba. Credit | Pulse.ng

Nigerian league champions Enyimba lost their opening Group game of CAF Confederation Cup to Hassania Agadir on Sunday.

Until Sunday, Hassania had been winless in the last four league games, but they scored two first-half goals and it proved to be enough for the win over Enyimba.

 

Karim El Berkaoui scored the first goal in the 14th, thanks to some calamitous communication breakdown between goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai and defender Igho James.

 

Malick Cisse added the second five minutes with a wonder strike from inside the area after some good team play by the home side saw Baadi tee up the Senegalese with a pretty little back heel.

 

The Nigerian champions’ only meaningful goal scoring chance came from a set piece, but Igho hit the ball just over the bar.

 

They upped the tempo in the second half but couldn’t conjure any threat in the final third.

 

With 20 minutes left they had a half chance when Victor Mbaoma tried an overhead kick from a poorly defended corner but it went over.

 

The defeat sends Enyimba to the bottom of the table after Paradou held San Pedro to a 1-1 draw.

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