Confederations Cup quarter final

Confederations Cup quarter final: Enyimba beat Orlando Pirates

Enyimba beat Orlando Pirates, hit Confederations Cup quarter final

Enyimba International Football Club of Aba has advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2020/2021 CAF Confederation Cup.

The People’s Elephant qualified alongside visiting Orlando Pirates of South Africa on Wednesday.

Cyril Olisema’s goal in added time of second half gave Enyimba a 1-0 win at the Enyimba International Stadium in Aba. The win ensured Enyimba upstaged the South African side at the top of Group A table; advancing as group winners on head-to-head advantage.

Equally important, Enyimba had lost 1-2 to Orlando Pirates when they met on Match Day 2 of the competition. However, Wednesday’s 1-0 win was enough advantage for the Aba side.

Consequently, both sides had finished on nine points each after six matches. But head-to-head calculation came in to separate both sides. They both go into Friday’s quarter-finals draw to know their next opponents.

The other qualifiers for the quarter-finals are Raja Casablanca of Morocco; Coton Sport of Cameroon; JS Kabylie of Algeria; ASC Jaraaf of Senegal; CS Sfaxien of Tunisia and Pyramids of Egypt.

By Olalekan Awodehinde

Olalekan Awodehinde is a seasoned investigative reporter.

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