Two-time African champions Enyimba of Aba have qualified for the semifinals of this year’s CAF Confederations Cup after an impressive 5-1 trouncing of Rwanda’s Rayon Sports at the Aba International Stadium on Sunday afternoon, reports.
Playing in front of the Governor of the state, the People’s Elephant took the lead in the 12th minute after Stanley Dimgba benefitted from a defensive blunder to fire past the goalkeeper to give the home side the lead.
Rayon did, however, equalize at the middle of the half when Caleb Bimenyomana poked home from a tight angle to draw his side level before the impressive Ikouwem Udoh again benefitted from a defensive loose ball to put the hosts ahead again.
Enyimba resumed the second half with same determination and got their deserved third, two minutes into the restart when Sunday Adetunji reacted quickest to put Enyimba 3-1 up.
Joseph Osadiye deflected free-kick after 58 minutes made it 4-1 before Osaka Oladuntoye wrapped up the result for Enyimba as he made it 5-1.
Enyimba has now become the first Nigerian club to reach the semifinals of the competition since 2012 when Sunshine Stars reached the last four.
Enyimba is now unbeaten in 8 of their 9 home games in the competition, thus ending Rayon Sports 4-match unbeaten run.
The Nigerian side now awaits the winner between CARA Brazzaville and Raja Casablanca in the next round of the competition