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CAFCC: Enyimba Cross Al-Ittihad's First Hurdle, get N1 Million Cash

By Emmanuel Oladele - Enyimba International on Sunday defeated Al-Ittihad of Libya by 2-0 to win the second leg of CAF Confederation Cup play-off and to pass the first test of the Libyan side. Recall, the first leg of the encounter was postponed due to COVID-19 protocol in Tunisia, the adopted home ground of the Al Ittihad, the Nigerian side Rivers United could not gain entrance into Tunisia.

On Sunday, in the second leg game, two first half goals from Sadeeq Abubakar and Victor Mbaoma sealed the victory for the People's Elephants. See match details below;

Match Details

• Enyimba 2-0 Al-Ittihad FT.

Goal Scorers

⚽ Sadeeq Abubakar

⚽ Victor Mbaoma

The new date for the first leg that was earlier postponed due to COVID-19 protocol in Tunisia will be announced by CAF soon. Enyimba will need a draw or a victory to proceed to the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.

For coach Finidi George, the ex-international has now won all his three competitive games since he emerged as the coach of Enyimba.

The players can now also smile after victory over Al-Ittihad as Former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu is expected to activate his N1 million cash price to the players as promised. The Senator on Saturday made the promise to the players via Facebook in a post that reads as follows; "As Enyimba FC hosts Libyans in Aba tomorrow, I wish the coach, the commissioner of sports, and all-loving fans of Enyimba well."

"Coming out Victorious in the match is very important to us. I will congratulate the players with one million naira if the win the match."

Enyimba will now go into the return leg with 2-0 advantage, CAF is expected to announce the date for the return fixture soon.

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