CAF Confed Cup: Enyimba crumble in Egypt

Enyimba Football Club have their back against the wall in their quest to make it into the CAF Confederation Cup semi-final stage.

The People’s Elephant suffered a 4-1 defeat against Egyptian side Pyramids in the first leg of their quarter-final tie on Sunday at the Air Defence Stadium, Cairo.

Coach Fatai Osho’s men surprised many when Victor Mbaoma shot them into the lead just a few seconds into the game.

Unfortunately, Enyimba failed to build on that momentum and instead fell like a pack of cards against the Egyptian club

Enyimba’s lead lasted for 14 minutes before Ramadan Sobhi got the equaliser for Pyramids and the first half ended 1-1.

However, Enyimba capitulated in the second half where they conceded three cheeky goals.

Abdallah El-Saed was on target four minutes into the second half before Ibrahim Adel found the back of the net in the 58th and 66th minutes.

The 4-1 win has given the Pyramids a massive advantage heading into the second leg in Aba.

As it stands, Enyimba will need a minimum of 3-0 victory if they are to progress into the semi final ahead of their Egyptian opponents.

Match Facts 


Pyramids FC: Sherif Ekramy – Ahmed Fathi, Ahmed Sami, Ali Gabr (Ahmed Ayman 66), Mohamed Hamdi – Nabil “Dunga” Emad, Eric Traore (Mahmoud Hamada 87), Abdallah El Said (Eslam Issa 87) – Ramadan Sobhi, Mohamed Farouk (Ahmed Tawfiq 23), John Antwi (Ibrahim Adel 46).

Enyimba: John Noble – Daniel Darkwah, Abubakar Hassan (Ojo 70) , Farouk Mohammed, Omoyele Abraham, Ibitham Orok (Temielyein 56), Egbe Manyo, Ogbonnaya Nelson, Nbaoma Chukwuma (Adebayo 70) , Oladapo Tunde (Olisema 70), Olatunji Mathew

Venue: Air Defence Stadium, Cairo
Referee: Victor Gomes

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