Why we lost to Raja Casablanca – Enyimba FC Coach

Enyimba FC of Aba Coach, Usman Abdullah, Wednesday night blamed his team’s 0-1 loss to visiting Raja Casablanca of Morocco in a continental encounter, on fatigue. Abdullah said during a post-match press briefing held at the Enyimba International FC Stadium complex that his boys were engaged close to the encounter and never had any rest. He said his team played five matches in ten days,which affected their performance and quality of play,having suffered exhaustion because of being on the road constantly. “NFF should have protected us because we are the…

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Confederations Cup: Enyimba thrash Rayon, face Raja in semis

  Enyimba FC, on Sunday, sealed their place in the semifinals of the CAF Confederations Cup with a 5-1 bashing of Rayon Sports at the Aba Township Stadium. The People’s Elephants were favoured to progress after battling their opponents to a goalless draw in the first leg in Rwanda seven days earlier and they got off to a bright start as Stanley Dimgba broke the deadlock in the 12th minute. Rayon, however, responded by forcing an equaliser through Caleb Binemyinama in the 25th minute to silence the home fans who…

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CAFCC: Enyimba draw Rayon Sports

Nigeria representatives on the continent, Enyimba, have been drawn against Rayon Sports of Rwanda in the quarterfinal stage of the ongoing CAF Confederation Cup. In a draw conducted Monday evening, the People’s Elephant, who emerged group winners, will play the first leg away from home on September 16, while concluding the game at home on September 23. If Enyimba beat Rayon Sports in the quarterfinal, they will meet the winners between CARA Brazzaville and Raja Casablanca in the semifinal. The Nigerian side defeated CARA 1-0 in their final group stage…

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CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba players look beyond quarterfinal

  After qualifying for the quarterfinal of the CAF Confederation Cup, the country’s only surviving club on the continent, Enyimba have set their sights beyond the next round of the competition. The People’s Elephant left it late in their last group game against CARA Brazzaville with Wasiu Alalade last minute goal securing victory and top spot in Group C of the competition. CAF are expected to conduct the draws for the quarterfinal on Monday with Enyimba expected to meet one of AS Vita Club of Congo, Al Masry Club of…

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CAF Confed Cup: Enyimba zoom into q’final

Alalade’s late goal sends team top of Group D   Substitute Wasiu Alalade was the hero for Enyimba of Aba in their final group game CAF Confederation Cup match as his last minute goal secured a 1-0 victory against CARA Brazaville and also earn the team a place in the quarterfinal of the competition. The two-time CAF Champions League champion, who played their first game at their home ground after three years sojourn in Calabar and Port Harcourt was the better side from the blast of the whistle but failed…

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CAFCC: Enyimba targets victorious home return

  The country’s only surviving team on the continent, Enyimba, will hope to make it a victorious home return as they take on Club Athletique Renaissance Aiglons of Congo Brazzaville in the final round of their CAF Confederation Cup group game. The two-time CAF Champions League winner finally returned to Aba, their home ground after spending more than three seasons away from home due to the re-grassing of the Aba pitch among other renovations. Enyimba currently second on the group table with nine points, same as their opponents who currently…

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CAFCC: Ibenegbu out as Enyimba face Djoliba

Enyimba will be missing the services of one of their key midfielders, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu, when they face Djoliba of Mali in a CAF Confederation Cup game scheduled for Sunday in Mali. The team which departed the country on Friday ahead of the game will need to secure the maximum points to have any hope of progressing from the group. Enyimba, winners of the prestigious CAF Champions League back-to-back in 2003 and 2004, will again be without inspirational Super Eagles midfielder Ibenegbu, who missed the match day four defeat at leaders…

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Adetunji happy to return to action with Enyimba

Newly signed Enyimba of Aba striker, Sunday Adetunji, has expressed happiness in returning to action after so many months out due to injury. The Abia Warriors striker joined Enyimba on loan for the remainder of the season and was registered for the club’s CAF Confederation Cup. Speaking with our correspondent, he said it was difficult not playing football for more than eight months. He added that his dream of playing on the continent had come true and promised to help Enyimba win the Confederation Cup. “I feel great because not…

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CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba go down at Williamsville

Enyimba dropped to third in CAF Confederation Cup Group C after they lost 2-0 at Williamsville AC of Cote d’Ivoire in Abidjan. Williamsville moved to top of the standings on seven points from four matches. CARA Brazzaville rose to second on the table after they beat Djoliba 1-0 at home as they now have six points, same as Enyimba. Williamsville deserved their home win today against Enyimba. They scored in both halves against a poor Enyimba defence, while the visitors could not put away the chances they created. Enyimba next…

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Enyimba forward admits Brazzaville capitulation self-inflicted

Enyimba’s capitulation in the first 19 minutes of their CAF Confederation Cup group match against CARA Brazzaville was self-inflicted, but they still have much to fight for according to their forward Mfon Udoh. CARA raced to a 3-0 lead in the opening 19 minutes of the Group C match at the Stade Alphonse Massemba- Débat in Brazzaville and Udoh insists the People’s Elephant were slow off the mark. “Sometimes, football can be unpredictable. We were very slow at the beginning of the game and they punished us for it. “What…

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