Nigerian side Wikki Tourists FC began their CAF Confederations Cup campaign on a rather soar note as they lost 2-0 to Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces FC (RSLAF) at the Siaka Steven Stadium, on Sunday.
Wikki Tourist must make up a two-goal deficit to stay in the CAF Confederation Cup after Sam Kabba and Ibrahim Sillah scored for RSLAF.
The home side was spot on from the start as they pushed for the opener early in the encounter, Sam Kabba netted after 17 minutes and Ibrahim Sillah struck a second before half-time.
Wikki Tourists fought hard for a consolation but met a stiff resistant from the home side.
The second fixture is slated for next week at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in the City of Bauchi.
First Leg Referees:
Center Referee: Daouda Gueye (Senegal) – 1st assistant: El Hadji Abdoul Aziz Gueye (Senegal) – 2nd assistant: Nouha Bangoura (Senegal)
CAF Confederation Cup: Sunday, 12th February 2017 – (RSLAF) (SLE) Vs. Wiki Tourists (Nigeria) – Siaka Steven Stadium, Freetown
Here is how they line-up:
RSLAF XI: Hassan Turay 1, Biankay Koroma 19, David Koroma 7, David Janneh 6, Foday sheriff 8, Alhaji Koroma 17, Calvin Bangura 10, Ibrahim Sillah 9, Alimamy Kamara 11, Sam Kabba 15, Alfred Kargbo 14.
Subs: Lansanan Jalloh 22, Ernest Fartoma 5, Gibrill Kamara 26, AbuBakarr Kargbo 3, Gbassay Sesay 2.
Wikki Tourists XI: Emeka Nwabulu 22, Mustapha Ibrahim 4, Waziri Christopher 3, Hassan Hussein 17, Abdulahi Musa 5, Ambrose Peter 6, Richard Jonathan 28, Abu Lawal 11, S Tonge 9.
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