Enyimba earn $1m after humiliating defeat to Wydad in AFL

Enyimba earn $1m after humiliating defeat to Wydad in AFL

Enyimba, the two-time African champions, are $1 million richer after being eliminated from the inaugural Africa Football League after a 4-0 aggregate defeat to Wydad Athletic Club.

The two-time African champions were humiliated on Thursday in Morocco when they lost 3-0 to a formidable Wydad team.

Prior to the 3-0 thrashing at the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca, they had lost the first-leg 1-0 at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo on Sunday.

Yahya Jabrane’s penalty kick gave the North Africans a slim advantage, and they capitalised on it to advance to the competition’s semi-finals.

Ayoub El Amloud gave the hosts the lead in Morocco just four minutes into the encounter before Jamal Harkass added the second in the 38th minute.

Yahia Attiyah Allah made it three in the 43rd minute to put the game beyond the reach of the Nigeria Premier Football League champions.

Ilyes Chetti almost made it 4-0 for the North Africans in the 72nd minute but Ojo Olorunleke rushed out of his line to prevent the Moroccan from causing danger.

Olorunleke was called into action again in the 78th minute after making an acrobatic save to stop a goal-bound header.

There were more worries for Enyimba after duo Ezekiel Ngomere and Murphy Ndukwu went down in the 84th minute with both players requiring medical attention before getting back on their feet.

It was a complete dominance from Wydad, who had 63 per cent of possession, compared to Enyimba’s 37.

Adil Ramzi’s men had 14 shots, with six of them on target, while Finidi George’s side managed only three shots, with just one on target.

The winner will recieve $4m while the runner-up will get $2.8m, te two semi-finalists will get $1.7m each and the quarter-finalsits will each get $900,000.

This is the second time this season Enyimba will fail at the continental level after they were earlier eliminated by Al-Ahhly Benghazi in the first qualifying round of the CAF Champions League.

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