Enyimba of Aba coach, Paul Aigbogun was all smiles on Sunday, after his side got a winning start to their CAF Confederations Cup group campaign, with a 2-0 win against visiting Djoliba of Mali at UJ. Esuene Stadium, Calabar on Sunday.
Djoliba controlled the midfield in the first half and had a few efforts on goal, but their shooting was rather poor and they didn’t really threaten the home side’s goal.
Enyimba, on the other hand, struggled to find their rhythm and they were not able to create any decent scoring chances themselves.
Consequently, the first half ended goalless.
The second half was a different affair with Enyimba taking charge. They opened the scoring three minutes in when Isiaka Oladuntoye found the back of the net with a clinical finish from just inside the box.
The Nigerian side continued to dominate matters after that, but their final passes in the last third was poor and let them down.
Nonetheless, Enyimba pushed forward and found their second goal in the 81st minute courtesy of a penalty goal from Stanley Dimgba.
Enyimba are next in action in Group C of the CAF Confederations Cup on Wednesday, May 16th, away to CARA Brazzaville while 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.