Nigeria’s flagbearers Enyimba recorded a win away from home in TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup Second Preliminary Round first leg game against Senegal’s ASC Diambars on Saturday.
The encounter at the Stade Lat Dior in Thies was Finidi George’s official debut game as Enyimba’s head coach, was decided by Cyril Olisema spot-kick three minutes from time to hand The People’s Elephants a precious away 1-0 win over their Senegalese hosts.
The game looked to be heading towards a barren stalemate, until two-time African CAF Champions League winners Enyimba were awarded a penalty after 87 minutes, courtesy of a foul on Gabriel Orok inside the box.
Olisema kept his cool to give The People’s Elephants the match winner and hand the eight-time Nigeria Professional Football League champions a big advantage going into the reverse fixture next Sunday at Enyimba International Stadium, Aba.
Nigeria’s second representative in the CAF Confederation Cup Bayelsa United will play host to Tunisian club Club Sportive Sfaxien at their Samson Siasiahome ground in Yenagoa on Sunday.