Nigeria’s CAF Confederations Cup representatives Enyimba were beaten 3-0 by Cara Brazzaville in a Group C clash played on Wednesday afternoon at the Stade Alphonse Massemba-Debat.
Cara dictated the proceedings from the start and Dicha Liema attempted a long range shot within the first five minutes which was tipped over the cross bar by Fatau Dauda. In the 12th minute, the Nigerians were unlucky when Andrew Abalogu’s header from the far post was cleared off the line and hit the cross bar.
However, Cara found the back of the net two minutes later through Racine Louamba and then Cabwey Kivutuka made it 2-0 for the hosts after beating Dauda on his right corner with a low shot in the 17th minute. And it became worse for the former African champions when the hosts scored their third goal through Liema in the 19th minute.
It was 3-0 at the break.
The hosts continued where they left off and came close to netting their fourth goal when Dauda was saved by his left post in the 51st minute. After the hour mark, Freedom Omofoma beat two defenders in the box before seeing his well struck shot sailing wide.
The Congolese outfit now sit at the top of the table with three points from two matches following the win a superior goal difference.
Enyimba are third in the group with three points, behind WAC and CARA on goal difference.
Cara Brazzaville: (3) 3 (Louamba 14’, Kivutuka 17’, Liema 19’)
Cara Brazzaville: Massa, Liema (Tekasala 61’), Louamba, Mbo, Epoyo, Chancy, Ondongo, Kinfounia, Ankira (Mbangou 83’), Kivutuka, Mbangou.
Enyimba: Dauda, Abalogu, Ogbonna, Oladuntoye, Udo, Udeagha (Freedom 38’), Mohammed, Oladapo, Dimgba (Bashir 60’), Alalde, Chikwude (Okonkwo 84’).