Enyimba bounces to beat San Pedro

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Nigerian giants Enyimba had their victory in Group D of their second tier CAF Confederation Cup, defeating Côte d’Ivoire’s San Pedro 1-0 in Aba on Sunday afternoon to raise their tally to 3 points in the group.

Substitute Maryins Usule scored what proved to be the game’s lone goal afyer 64 minutes as Enyimba cruised to a vital victory to bring their campaign back to the right track.

San Pedro thought they took an early lead after eight minutes, but Kofi Gueye effort was ruled out for offside.

Cheick Soumaro had another chance for the visitors at the 20th minute but his shot from close range went just wide as the exciting first half ended goalless.

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Substitute Maryins Usule broke the deadlock for hosts Enyimba four minutes after the hour mark. His low shot wronged goalkeeper Ira Elizier to give the Nigerians tbe lead.

Usule came near to double his tally three minutes later from Adebayo cross but his ball went wide.

Enyimba withstood some late attacks from San Pedro to achieve their first group points.

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