Enyimba of Nigeria got their CAF Confederation Cup campaign off to a good start by beating Djoliba of Mali 2-0 in a Group C game at the U. J. Esuene Stadium in Calabar in the South-South region of Nigeria on Sunday.
Enyimba did not start well as they struggled to find their rhythm in the first half and they were not able to create any decent scoring chances. Djoliba, tried to make the best out of the situation and had a few poor efforts on goal.
The first half ended goalless but the second half took a different turn with Enyimba taking charge and opened the scoring three minutes when Isiaka Oladuntoye handing a perfect finish from just inside the box as the fans in Calabar cheered.
The goal was followed by more dominating display from the Nigerian team. Enyimba pushed forward more than they did in the first half and found their second goal in the 81st minute via a penalty kick from Stanley Dimgba.
Enyimba’s next match in their Group C of the CAF Confederations Cup is on Wednesday, May 16th and it is an away match to CARA Brazzaville. Djoliba will host Willamsville on the same day.
Enyimba (0) 2 (Oladuntoye 48’, Dimgba 81’ pen)
Djoliba (0) 0
Enyimba: Dauda, Abalogu, Ogbonnaya, Oladuntoye, Utin, Mohammed, Oladapo, Omofoman, Osadiaye (Augustine 49’), Mustapha, Bashir (Wasiu 78’).
Djoliba: Keita, Bagayoko, Diallo, B Traore, Y Traore, Niapegue (Soumah 63’), Kone, Cisse, Doumbia (Sissoko 84’), Niang, Kida.