Afelokhai eyes CAF Confederation Cup Glory with Enyimba

By Daily Sports on September 22, 2018

Views: 491

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 report. Photo shows Enyimba goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai

Source Daily Sports

Posted September 22, 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


You may also like...
Orlando Pirates hook Obiozor

Iwobi could surpass Okocha

Infantino to arrive Nigeria on Sunday

Williams, Sharapova to meet in French Open fourth...

Newcastle returns to Premier League

Onazi confirms imminent move to Birmingham


Latest News Train crushes Team Nigeria boxer in Lagos I nearly quit playing for Nigeria after death threats — Odion Ighalo Mayweather says ready to fight Nurmagomedov Bet9ja football tournament: BJ, Rockets lock horns in final Okumagba thumbs up Eagles, Technical Crew, NFF on win over Libya •Says there’s still room for improvement WINNER: Pascal Durugbor scores hat trick for Vaxjo to lift Hyundai Cup in Sweden Khan withdraws offer to buy Wembley Rasheedat Ajibade, Desire Oparanozie invited for Africa Women Cup of Nations Even Lionel Messi would struggle at Manchester United — Paul Scholes Real Madrid protest against Girona-Barca game being played in US Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez signs ‘most lucrative’ deal with sports service DAZN Warriors celebrate NBA title with reversible rings featuring diamonds


Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (44,422 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (36,511 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (35,283 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (34,395 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (33,687 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (33,283 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (32,650 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (32,477 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (32,361 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (31,552 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (29,632 views) World Cup Friendlies: Eagles Beware! (28,825 views)




News Athletics (265) Basketball (125) Boxing (515) Columnists (342) Euro Soccer Update (3326) Fans Assembly (3) From the Grassroots (44) Golf (67) Interviews (14) Live Commentary (2) News (4352) NPL Glo Premier League (957) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (5) Tennis (461)



Classic games


Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976

Email addresses

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.

Social Media