Enyimba
will battle north African side, Raja Casablanca in the semi final of
the CAF Confederation Cup after both side sailed through relatively
easy quarter final ties.
Enyimba
beat Rayon Sports, 5-1 while Raja edged out Cara Brazaville 3-1 after
both legs were played.
In
Aba on Sunday, Enyimba thrashed Rayon Sports 5-1 after a goalless
first leg in Rwanda.
Stanley Dimgba scored
first after twelve minutes but then Bonfilscaleb Bimenyimana
equalised in the 24th minute.
Enyimba however, restored
their lead four minutes later with Ikouwem Udo getting the goal that
gave the hosts the lead going into the break.
In the second half, Sunday
Adetunji latched onto a low cross from the right to tap into the net
and register his first goal in the CAF Confederations Cup. Joseph
Osadieye got the fourth before centre back Isiaka Oladuntoye wrapped
it off with only ten minutes left to play.
Pinnick impressed with
display
Meanwhile,
president of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick has
told the Enyimba players that they should believe more in themselves
as they prepare for their next game against Raja.
Pinnick made this
statement on Sunday while congratulating the People’s Elephant for
their defeat of Rayon Sports.

“I want to commend
the players and members of the technical staff for their endeavour in
this competition so far. I watched their match against CARA
Brazzaville in the group phase and I know the players and technical
crew have great ambition and can go all the way to the final and do
Nigeria proud by winning the Cup.
Their next opponents,
Raja Casablanca, are a tough act. But Enyimba have the players and
the technical team to plot victory and all they require is strong
self-belief to conquer the Moroccans. I appeal to all Nigerian ball
fans and football stakeholders to give the club necessary support to
make us smile, as the only Nigerian club left in continental club
competition this year.
I want to specially
praise the efforts of the chairman of the club, Felix Anyansi-Agwu,
who is a ranking Member of the NFF Executive Committee. The man
deserves honour as he has done so much for Nigerian Football. I
recall he has been with the team for the past 20 years and led them
to the two CAF Champions League titles they have won for Nigeria.”
Enyimba will host the
first leg against Raja in Aba on October 3, 2018 with the return leg
in Casablanca three weeks later.

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