CAF Confederations Cup: Enyimba Powers Past Benin Club, ‘Energie’ In Calabar

In Breaking News, International News, Sports

By Jonathan Ugbal

The Enyimba football club of Aba on Sunday out powered Beninoise side, Energie football club three goals against two (3-2) to progress to the next round of the CAF confederations cup at the U.J Esuene stadium in Calabar.

Abdulrahman Bashir who had began the first leg in Benin Republic as a substitute capitalized on an error by Energie goalkeeper, Sheyi Damilola to slot home in the first minute.

The score remained so till the end of the first half.

However, Jules Elegbede restored parity in the 62nd minute when he deflected a low shot past Ezenwa.

But, Chinonso Okonkwo who had been troubled all throughout the first half restored Enyimba’s lead five minutes later when he fired a missile from inside the Energie area in the 67th minute.

With an aggregate of four goals to one (4-1) at that time, Enyimba became wasteful and a free kick flew past Enyimba’s goalie Ikechukwu Ezenwa who clearly had no answer to the Energie man to bring the score to 2-2.

But, Okonkwo will grab his brace 2 minutes after regulation time when he converted a penalty after been brought down in the area in injury time.

The result means Enyimba progresses to the next round after an aggregate victory of five goals against two (5-2).

The peoples elephant had defeated Energie by two unreplied goals in Benin Republic on March 7, 2018 when Stanley Dimgba and Austin Oladapo scored in the opening 9 minutes to give them a massive away advantage.

An Energie’s defender header back in the fourth minute wrong footed his goalkeeper bouncing towards the line and Dimgba who was on hand, put it in just to be sure.

And, a dink from Dimgba found Oladapo at the far post which he calmly collected and rifled past the Energie goalie in the 9th minute in what ended up as the last goal of that game.

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