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Enyimba, Nasarawa United win as Warri Wolves falter in Africa

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The Peoples’ Elephants got a comprehensive home win against their Burundian opponents, while the Seasiders bowed at home to their Sudanese opponents

 

Enyimba brushed aside Vital’O 5-1 in their Caf Champions League first round, first leg tie on Sunday evening.

A brace from Mfon Udoh and Stephen Chukwude plus Ugochukwu Leonard’s strike helped the Nigerian kings brush aside the Burundians who got their consolatory strike through Hussein Shaban.

Chukwude began the rout in the 21st minute when in converted in from Christian Pyagbara’s pass. Seven minutes later, Udoh doubled his side’s lead with a sole effort that beat goalkeeper Mac Arthur Arakaza in goal.

Former Ifeanyi Ubah forward Chukwude completed his brace just minute before the half time break to send the Aba fans into wild jubilation.

In the second half, the hosts continued to torment the Burundians and it paid off in the 56th minute when Udoh turned in Chukwude’s assist.

A mistake from Emmanuel Anyanwu ensured Vital’O got a goal courtesy Shaban with Leonard netting the fifth for Paul Aigbogun’s men.

However, it was a different tale for Warri Wolves as they crumbled 1-0 at home to El-Merreikh who got their goal in the 18th minute of the fierce encounter.

The Sudanese giants were reduced to 10-men in the 55th minute Toufik Guerabis was given the marching order for a second bookable offence.

In the Caf Confederation Cup, Nasarawa United laboured out to a 1-0 victory against Club Sportif Constantinois at the Abuja National Stadium.

Philip Azango scored as a goalmouth scramble occurred following a corner kick with only five minutes left on the clock.

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