Enyimba FC of Nigeria suffered a 2-1 defeat to Orlando Pirates of South Africa in their second Group A game of the 2020/2021 Total CAF Confederations Cup in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
The Nigerian side fell to Namibia’s Deon Hotto’s opening goal of the game for in the 27th minute at the Orlando Stadium, Johannesburg but captain Austin Oladapo equalised for the Peoples Elephant in the additional minutes of the first half from the penalty spot.
At the restart of the second half, Enyimba took the game to their host but were unable to get the goal despite missing several chances.
In the 77th minute, Tshegofatso Mabasa missed a penalty in the 77th minute for what could have been Orlando Pirates’ second goal but that miss wasn’t not costly enough for the South Africans.
The Pirates made up for the miss in the 89th minute when Mabasa scored the winning goal to break the hearts of their visitors.
Orlando Pirates occupied the first position in Group A with four points after two games, one point ahead of Enyimba before Al-Ahly Benghazi’s game with ES Setif.
Enyimba will host ES Setif of Algeria in their next group game on April 4, 2021.