Enyimba 5-1 Vital’O Nigeria champions Enyimba look set to progress to the next stage of CAF ...
Enyimba 5-1 Vital’O
Nigeria champions Enyimba look set to progress to the next stage of CAF Champions League after they thrashed Burundi’s Vital'O 5-1 in a first round first leg match in Port Harcourt on Sunday.
Stephen Chukwude gave Enyimba the lead in the 21st minute inside the six yard off Christian Pyagbara's pass. Nigeria league all-time record goals scorer Mfon Udoh doubled Enyimba lead in the 28th minute, when he curled in the ball from the edge of the 18-yard box to beat goalkeeper MacArthur Arakaza.
Stephen Chukwude made it 3-0 for Enyimba with a powerful shot from the edge of the box in the 38th minute. Mfon Udoh completed a brace in the 56th minute, just two minutes after he was denied a goal by the opposing goalkeeper to make it 4-0.
Vital'O got a consolation goal in the 76th minute through Hussein Shaban, who capitalised on Emmanuel Anyanwu's error. The Nigeria champions were not done yet at Ugochukwu Leonard scored the fifth goal in the 85th minute.
The second leg comes up in Bujumbura next weekend.
Al Merriekh 0-1 Warri Wolves
Warri Wolves have a mountain to climb next weekend in Sudan after they lost 1-0 at home to Al Merriekh in a CAF Champions League first round first leg match on Sunday.
Wolves let in an 18th minute goal scored by Abdo Gaber. The Nigeria club, who finished runners-up last season, reached this stage of the competition without kicking a ball after their opponents from Sao Tome and Principe failed to show up.
They are making their Champions League debut after they have featured in the Confederation Cup and the now defunct CAF Cup.