Afelokhai eyes CAF Confederation Cup Glory with Enyimba

By Daily Sports on September 22, 2018

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The skills of goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai is one reason why Enyimba of Nigeria are expected to reach the CAF Confederation Cup semi-finals this Sunday by ousting Rayon Sports of Rwanda.

The 28-year-old has kept three consecutive clean sheets in the second-tier African club competition, including a 0-0 quarter-finals first leg draw at Rayon last weekend.

That result tipped the balance toward Enyimba in the two-leg tie, as they will enjoy the passionate support of a capacity 15,000 crowd in southeastern city Aba this Sunday. 
Afelokhai made a string of acrobatic saves in Rwanda to demonstrate why he is first choice ahead of Ikechukwu Ezenwa, who was part of the Nigeria 2018 World Cup squad in Russia. 

“I am thrilled by my run of Confederation Cup clean sheets,” said Afelokhai ahead of the return match. “It is not easy to go 90 minutes without conceding a goal.

 “My dream is to be part of history by helping Enyimba become the first Nigerian winners of the Confederation Cup.”
•Adapted from a Vanguardng.com report. Photo shows Enyimba goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai

Source Daily Sports

Posted September 22, 2018

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