Enyimba vs Al-Merrikh SC

Results

CAF Champions League 2020/2021

Enyimba StadiumNdi Eguru, Aba South, Abia, Nigeria

(2nd Leg)
Enyimba
Al-Merrikh SC
2 - 1
Final Score
Victor Mbaoma - 2 (14', 50')
Saifeldin Malik Bakhit Maki - 1 (8')
Game Statistics
2Yellow cards2
0Red cards0
6Corner Kick4
0Saves3
7Shots on Goal1
19Shots6
84.8%
Pass Accuracy
36.8%
Shot Accuracy
OFF
4
F
16
SH
19
64.2%
Pass Accuracy
16.7%
Shot Accuracy
OFF
2
F
14
SH
6
Ball Possession
64%
36%
Game Timeline
KO
KO
9. Saifeldin Malik Bakhit Maki
8'
10. Jean-Marie Guera
10'
25. Victor Mbaoma
14'
6. Nabil Yarou
18'
15. Abdelrahman Esihag Hassan
41'
11. Tajeldin Yagoub Elnour Badawi
45'
25. Victor Mbaoma
50'
11. Tajeldin Yagoub Elnour Badawi
54'
10. Jean-Marie Guera
60'
18. Abiodun Adebayo
62'
4. Anthony Omaka
75'
19. Orok Gabriel Ibitham
76'
24. Mohamed Hashim Mohamed Idris
90'
FT

Recap

Enyimba 2-1 Al Merrikh: Champions league exit dampens Mbaoma’s brace

Victor Mbaoma scored a brace as Enyimba beat Al Merrikh 2-1 in the first round of the Champions League on Wednesday evening, but it fell short of what the Nigerian representatives required to step into the group phase of the competition.

Having lost the first leg to Saifeldin Malik’s hattrick a fortnight prior, The People’s Elephant needed to be at their best to overcome a three-goal deficit, but Malik again proved to be the spoiler as his seventh minute striker handed Enyimba a higher height to scale.

The striker pounced on a lost ball and covered forty meters before slotting past Olufemi Kayode in a brilliant individual goal.

The strike placed Enyimba in need of five goals to stand any chance of progress, and Victor Mbaoma’s equaliser seven minutes later only provided a glimmer. The forward was first to react to Monged Elneel’s spill of Stanley Okorom’s freekick, and it took only a simple tap to drive home.

Samad Kadiri, Daniel Darkwah and Mbaoma all came close as Enyimba pushed for the advantage, but it never came until after the break when Mbaoma converted from the spot after Kadiri was tripped in the box.

With time ticking away, Kadiri hit the woodwork and Sadiq Abubakar missed from range, while the keeper was at his best to deny Darkwah.

Enyimba will thus compete in the Confederation, with a playoff tie against a yet to be determined team scheduled for February.

Details

DateTimeLeagueSeasonMatch DayFull Time
January 6, 20213:30 pmCAF Champions League2020/20212nd Leg90'

Ground

Enyimba Stadium

Ndi Eguru, Aba South, Abia, Nigeria

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsPossessionOutcome
Enyimba11264Win
Al-Merrikh SC10136Loss

Enyimba

2Emmanuel Ampiah Defence
3Daniel Darkwah Defence
4Anthony Omaka 30 Midfield
6Nabil Yarou 15 Defence
8Farouk Mohammed 10 Midfield
10Jean-Marie Guera 8 Midfield 60'
11Tosin Omoyele Attack
12Olufemi Kayode Goalkeeper
13Sadiq Abubakar 19 Attack
14Samad Kadiri Attack
15Timothy Danladi 6 Defence
18Abiodun Adebayo Defence 62'
19Orok Gabriel Ibitham 13 Attack
20Cyril Olisema Midfield
21Sabirou Bassa-Djeri Goalkeeper
23Stanley Okorom Defence
25Victor Mbaoma Attack 14', 50'
30Dare Olatunji 4 Midfield

Match Stats

Goals
2
1
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
2
2
Red Cards
0
0
P%
84.8
64.2
CK
6
4
OFF
4
2
F
16
14
S
0
3
Fk
16
20
KP
5
1
PS
289
104
PA
341
162
PKG
1
0
PKA
1
0
SH%
36.8
16.7
SOG
7
1
SH
19
6
MIN
90
90