Enyimba Reach Confederation Cup Semis With 5-1 Win


Enyimba International of Aba made the best of playing on the lush pitch of their imposing and recently furbished home ground in the commercial city of Abia State to dump Rayon Sport of Rwanda 5-1 and qualify for the semi-finals of this year’s CAF Confederation Cup.

The Peoples’ Elephant trumpeted all the way to glory in emphatic fashion under the eyes of their teeming fans, following a goalless first leg in Kigali last weekend, as footballlive.ng reports that the Aba side got a 5-1 aggregate win into the last four.

Enyimba went in front after 12 minutes, when Stanley Dimgba collected a loose ball on the edge of the box, drove into the goal area before he planted an unstoppable shot beyond the goalkeeper.

However, Rayon Sport drew level in the 25th minute through striker Caleb Bimenyimana, who profited from poor defending by Enyimba.

Defender Ikouwem Utin restored the lead of the home team four minutes later when he exploited a mistake by the opposing defence and his shot was helped home by a deflection.

Striker Sunday Adetunji made the game safe for Enyimba with a third goal in the 48th minute when he fired home from inside the box off a great assist by Dimgba.

On the hour Joseph Osadiaye made it 4-1 when his free kick from the edge of the box took a deflection to beat the goalkeeper.

Rayon Sports goalkeeper failed to hold Osadiaye’s free kick and from the rebound defender Isiaka Oladuntoye headed home in the 80th minute, but Enyimba would have added to the scoreline had they been more clinical in front of goal.


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