Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Enyimba FC bounces back to beat ES Setif in CAF confederation cup match



Enyimba captain Austin Oladapo and striker Tosin Omoyele were on target as the Aba giants came from a goal down to beat Algerian side ES Setif 2-1 in front of 200 fans in Aba in a CAF Confederation Cup match-day three fixture.

The two-time CAF Champions League winners fell behind in the 13th minute as the visitors took the lead through Monsef Bakrar.

Enyimba then missed a chance to restore parity four minutes later as Oladapo failed to score from the penalty spot

Oladapo however made amends in the 40th minute when he grabbed the equaliser with a fine finish.

Exciting winger Anayo Iwuala showed his class, dribbling past three Setif defenders, before finding Omoyele who coolly slotted home from close range to put the People’s Elephant 2-1 up.

The win was Enyimba’s second in the group stage, after they defeated Libya’s Al Ahly Benghazi 2-1 in their opening Group A fixture at home.

The Nigerian side will play Setif next Sunday in the group’s reverse fixture.

A win for Enyimba, Nigeria’s sole campaigners in CAF club competitions will boost their chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the competition.