Pyramids FC produced an emphatic 4-1 win over Enyimba in Sunday’s CAF Confederation Cup first-leg quarterfinal action.
But it was the Enyimba that first hit the net, The Egyptian club conceded within the opening minute of the match but fought back to claim a comprehensive victory in Cairo. Ibrahim Adel scored a brace for the hosts who have one foot in the final four ahead of next week’s reverse fixture in Aba.
Nigerians had hailed Enyimba when they took the lead as their abysmal away records did not make them look like a team that score at all in an away game in Egypt. Again many of the fans were not surprised when the team collapsed.
African Football reports that Contonsport needed an 89th minute winner from Lambert Ariana to edge past ASC Jaraaf 1-0 in Garoua. The visitors were reduced to 10-men in the opening half of the match and almost held on for a draw, but Ariana volleyed home superbly on the cusp of full-time.
Raja Casablanca, who were so dominant in the group stages, came from behind to hold Orlando Pirates to a 1-1 draw in Soweto.
Raja netted a valuable away goal through Ben Malango on the hour mark following Vincent Pule’s opener at Orlando Stadium.
Tunisian big team CS Sfaxien who are a record three-time Confed Cup champions suffered a shock 1-0 loss at home to JS Kabylie. Rida Bensayah scored the only goal of the game for the Algerian visitors.
The second-leg fixtures are set to take place next Sunday, 23rd of May.
Full results, May 16th:
Cotonsport 1-0 ASC Jaraaf
Orlando Pirates 1-1 Raja Casablanca
Pyramids FC 4-1 Enyimba
CS Sfaxien 0-1 JS Kabylie