Enyimba: Away Blues Continues in CAF Confederations Cup



Former African kings Enyimba’s away struggles continue in the CAF confederations cup after losing one-nil to Ahly Benghazi in Libya.

Almoatassem Altaib scored in the 40th minute to condemn 10 man Enyimba to third straight away loss in the group stage.

Anayo in action for Enyimba
Anayo Iwuala in action for Enyimba

Altaib received a pass on the right flank before sending a tame shot at goal but goalkeeper, John Noble fumbled the ball.

Bedevilled by funding issues, the peoples elephant almost missed the trip until a N100m bailout from Abia state governor saved the day.

The peoples elephant are currently in third position in group A with six points.

Enyimba Logo
Enyimba Logo

Enyimba lost to Orlando Pirates 2 – 1 and to Es Setif 3 – 0 while in the last seven games they have won once, drew once and lost five games.

However they will need a win against South Africa’s Orlando Pirates in the last group game to pick a quarter-finals slot.

Fatai Osho
Coach of Enyimba. Fatai Osho

Meanwhile, coach of the Enyimba, Fatai Osho feels his team gave a more improved performance despite the loss.

“Quite an improved performance on our part. We know we had to get a good result here to stand a good chance of going to the quarter-final. We had our work cut out, and the players are quite aware of this.”

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