Enyimba spare Nigeria’s blushes in continental football

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Enyimba are through to the first round of the CAF Champions League in style after comprehensively defeating Rahimo FC of Burkina Faso 5-0 in Aba.  

The Nigeria champions were ordered to play this match behind closed doors after their home ground, Enyimba International Stadium fell short of standards.

The NPFL champions overturned a 1-0 first-leg defeat in Burkina Faso with a rampant performance behind closed doors inside the Enyimba international stadium.

Reuben Bala opened the scoring (32′) after the home side had a earlier goal cancelled.

With the first half lead in Aba, Enyimba had pulled level on aggregate, and were chasing an outright win and qualification.

Enyimba’s Champions League dreams collapse

The game resumed with the two times champions scoring with just two minutes of action seen.

Stanley Okorom doubled for the hosts, Stanley Dimgba increased their lead (80′) before Bala netted his brace (86′).

But, Enyimba were not finished and Dimgba grabbed his second of the game with a stoppage time goal to complete the 5-0 routing.

They will progress to the next round awaiting the winner between Rayon Sports Rwanda and Al-Hilal Omdurman.  The first-leg between the two ended 1-1 in Kigali.


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