Confed Cup: FC Ifeanyiubah walk tight rope, Wikki crash

By Daily Sports on February 13, 2017

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 FC Ifeanyiubah barely managed to pip Al Masry of Egypt 1-0, while Wikki Tourists fell 2-0 at Royal Armed forces of Sierra Leone as Nigerian clubs began their quest in the CAF Confederation Cup today.

Home team Ifeanyiubah had to wait till two minutes from time before they could stop Al Masry courtesy of a goal by Cameroonian midfielder Tamen Medrano.

However, Wikki were not so lucky in Freetown as they lost 2-0 to the army-team RSLAF.

Both teams have a second chance to ensure qualification to the next round of the competition next weekend. No Nigerian club have yet won this second-tier continental tournament.

The first leg matches of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup’s preliminary round were brought to a close with nine matches on Sunday.

From a South African point of view, SuperSport United recorded a creditable goalless draw away to Madagascar’s Elgeco Plus and will fancy their chances of winning the tie outright when they host the return match in Tshwane next weekend.

Along with United, Zimbabwe’s Ngezi Platinum and Ivorians Sporting Gagnoa were the only teams to avoid defeat on the road, as they drew 1-1 at Pamplemousses of Mauritius and Burkina Faso’s Sonabel respectively.

The rest of Sunday’s matches went the way of the home teams: Ghana’s Bechem United edged MC Alger 1-0, APEJES of Cameroon beat Senegal’s Niary Tally by the same score, Defence Force of Ethiopia edged Young Sports Academy 1-0, and Zanzibar’s KVZ defeated Burundi’s Messager Ngozi 2-1.

The 20 preliminary round ties will be completed with second-leg matches next weekend, 17-19 February.

CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round, first leg results:
Elgeco Plus 0-0 SuperSport United
Pamplemousses 1-1 Ngezi Platinum
Sonabel 0-0 Sporting Gagnoa
Defence Force 1-0 Young Sports Academy
KVZ 2-1 Le Messager Ngozi
APEJES 1-0 Niary Tally
Bechem United 2-1 MC Alger
Ifeanyi Ubah 1-0 Al Masry
RSLAF 2-0 Wikki Tourists

•Pieced together from reports by MTNfootball and Backpage TXT. Photo shows FC Ifeanyi Ubah.

Source Daily Sports

Posted February 13, 2017


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