Former African champions, Enyimba International soccer club on Wednesday kicked off their 2021 CAF Confederation Cup group stage campaign with a convincing 2-1 win over Al-Ahly Bengazi of Libya in Aba.
Enyimba opened the scoring within the 9th minute by Captain Austin Oladapo’s lengthy range left-foot effort that beat the goalkeeper from just exterior the area.
Buoyed by the goal, the two-time CAF Champions League winners camped absolutely of their opponents half, combining properly in the possession and retaining the ball properly within the final third.
However, they couldn’t create clear-cut possibilities and regarded open without the ball, regardless of Fatai Osho’s three-man defence set up.
The handful of Enyimba fans have been then silenced within the 18th minute when the visitors restored parity from the spot after a foul by Enyimba midfielder Omaka Chukwudi on Abdalla Mohamed. Mohamed took the penalty himself to make it 1-1.
Undeterred, Enyimba continued to pile stress on their opponents and have been rewarded with one other goal just before halftime via Victor Mbaoma.
The former Remo Stars striker scored within the 43rd minute and his goal was sufficient at hand Enyimba the maximum points.
Based on records, Enyimba has now failed to maintain a clean sheet in 5 consecutive continental matches.
Enyimba will subsequently travel to South Africa to tackle former CAF Champions League winners, Orlando Pirates.
Algerian side ES Setif is the other team in Group A.