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CAF CL/CC: MFM FC held to draw at Bamako, Plateau trash Eding Sports, Akwa suffer home loss

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Real Bamako🇲🇱 1⃣-1⃣ MFM FC🇳🇬

NPFL runners-up from last season, MFM FC were held to a 1-1 draw against Real Bamako of Mali in the first leg of their preliminary round tie in the CAF Champions League on Sunday.

The Olukoya Boys, who were making a debut appearance at the continental competition, raced to an early lead against the run of play in the clash versus the Malians at the Stade Modibo Keita.

Nojeem Akinyemi stabbed in the visitors’ opener in the 15th minute but the lead could only last for two minutes as Mohammed Camara found the back of the net via a powerful header to level scores.

MFM goalkeeper Ospino Egbe did well to deny the hosts a lead with several brilliant saves as the Lagos-based side held on to their away-goal advantage and finished the game level.

However, MFM had injury scares in the game as hitman Adekunle Adegboyega and midfield maestro Chukwuka Onuwa were forced off injured.

The return fixture will come up on Wednesday, February 21 at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.

 

Plateau United🇳🇬  3⃣-0⃣ Eding Sports🇨🇲

2017 NPFL champions Plateau United trounced Eding Sports of Cameroon 3-0 in the first leg of the CAF Champions League Preliminary round tie played in Jos on Sunday.

The hosts started their campaign in the continent on bright note as Oghene Elijah, Sunday Ingbede and Joshua Obaje, all registered their names on the scoreboard to daze the Cameroonian giants.

The second leg of the tie is scheduled for February 21 at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium.

 

Akwa United🇳🇬 1⃣-2⃣ Banjul Hawks🇬🇲

Akwa United suffered a shocking 2-1 defeat to Banjul Hawks of Gambia at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in the CAF Confederations Cup.

The loss was the first at home ground for the Promise Keepers this season.

The hosts, who dominated play in all departments in the game, were made to pay severely for silly defensive errors.

Mohammed Jallow opened scoring in the 11th minute to give the visitors the lead. Banjul Hawks doubled their lead 23 minutes later through Lamine Chatty’s effort.

Victor Mbaoma pulled one back for Akwa on 72 minutes to have the deficit and keep their place as a contender in the tie.

Akwa United play the return leg of the tie against the Hawks at the Independence Stadium, Bakau on February 21.

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