Enyimba Loose First Champions League Match

Enyimba‘s poor run of league form continued on the continent as they lost 1-0 to Zamalek of Egypt in a game played in Port-Harcourt.

Enyimba vs Zamalek
Enyimba vs Zamalek

The kick-off was delayed by heavy rain at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium. The waterlogged pitch caused by the heavy rain virtually made it impossible for both teams to string passes on the pitch.Enyimba were only a shadow of themselves at their adopted home ground in Port Harcourt as they failed to get the better of the Egyptian giants, who surprisingly were missing some of their key players including their inspirational captain Mahmoud Shikabala and playmaker Ayman Hefny.

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The match was played in an embarrassing pitch but Bassem Morsy headed Zamalek in front in the seventh minute, when his effort lobbed over goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai.The goal turned out to be the only goal of the game.

 The other game in Group B played on Saturday also recorded an away win as South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns stunned ES Setif 2-0 at Stade 8 Mai 1945 in Sétif.
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