By Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde
Sports Writer, kick442.com Nigeria
Nigeria sole representative in the 2020/2021 CAF Champions League, Enyimba International Football Club was defeated 3-0 by Al-Merreikh in their First Qualifying Round first leg tie in Omdurman, www.kick442.com reports.
The two times African Champions fell behind to a seventh-minute strike from Saifeldin Maki Tery.
The People’s Elephant had good spells after falling behind but could not convert their possession to goals.
Captain, Farouk Mohammed was booked in the 34th minute for a hard tackle.
In the 44th minute, Saifeldin Maki Tery scored his second goal of the game to give Al-Merreikh a 2-0 lead.
After the interval, Adebayo Abiodun replaced Nabil Yarou, while Tosin Omoyele took the place of Samson Obi.
Orok Gabriel also replaced Anayo Iwuala in the 83rd minute but these changes could not stop Enyimba from conceding the third goal in the 89th minute courtesy Saifeldin Maki Tery’s third goal of the game.
Enyimba now faces a tight rope in the return leg next year (2021) with three goals deficit.
Al-Merreikh (Sudan) 3-0 Enyimba (Nigeria)
21 Bassa Djeri GK
22 Stephen Manyo
3 Daniel Darkwah
5 Hassan Abubakar
6 Nabil Yarou
8 Farouk Mohammed (C)
28 Dayo Ojo
16 Philip Ozor
13 Sadiq Abubakar
17 Anayo Iwuala
7 Samson Obi
12 Olufemi Kayode
23 Stanley Okorom
18 Abiodun Adebayo
30 Dare Olatunji
26 Austin Oladapo
19 Orok Gabriel
11 Tosin Omoyele
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