2018 CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba 1-0 Williamsville AC - As it happened

2018 CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba 1-0 Williamsville AC - As it happened
Enyimba players

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Jul 18, 2018. 16:46

Welcome to as-it-happened coverage of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup Group C match between Enyimba and Williamsville AC from the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.


Enyimba: Fatau Dauda, Ikouwem Udo Utin, Akabueze John, Nelson Ogbonnaya, Oluwadamilare Ojo, Augustine Oladapo, Ibenegbu Bartholomew, Farouk Mohammed, Osadiaye Joseph, Ibrahim Mustapha, Abdulrahman Bashir

Williamsville: Boris Mandjui, Vigori Gbe, Kouassi Yao, Djedje Dagrou, Kouakou Ettien, N'Da Kouassi Kouakou, Diallo Kouassi, Folorunsho Sesan, Irie Zan Bi, N'Da Kouadio Kouakou, Guy Yameogo

Commentary (press F5 to refresh) 
All times CAT

90+4' - Full time - It ends 1-0 in favour of Enyimba, who got to the top of Group C on six points. Williamsville drop to second place on four points.

90' - There will be three minutes of added time.

88' - WAC's goalkeeper completely misses a corner kick and he's lucky to see his defence bail him out.

85' - Williamsville can't gain any traction in attack, while Enyimba's central defenders John and Ogbonnaya have been excellent in the second half.

82' - Substitution - Joseph makes way for Chukwude Chekwube in Enyimba's final change.

81' - A tame shot takes a nasty bobble right in front of Dauda, but he does well to keep his body behind the ball and recovers before any danger arises.

77' - Enyimba now happy to play relatively deep and look to hit their opponents on the break.

74' - Just over a quarter hour remaining for the Ivorian team to try and get something out of this match.

71' - Substitution - WAC's final change sees Dagrou make way for Karidoula Mofosse.

67' - Substitution - Another change for Williamsville sees Kouassi Kouakou replaced by Stephane Ouffoue.

66' - Another half-chance for Udeagha but he doesn't strike his effort from the edge of the box cleanly and it's easily held by the gloves-man.

63' - The People's Elephant building up some good pressure, but they'll need to sharpen up in attack to find another goal.

61' - Udeagha tries a long-range volley... sweet connection, but the ball doesn't dip in time to trouble WAC's goalkeeper.

58' - Yellow card - Udeagha booked for a nasty tackle.

57' - Substitution - WAC's first change sees Sesan make way for Nahon Ben.

56' - Sesan tries to bully his way through the Enyimba defence, but this time the backline stands firm.

52' - More intensity from Enyimba since their return from the interval, as they look to test goalkeeper Mandjui.

49' - Substitution - Another change for the hosts as Bashir makes way for Omofoman Freedom.

46' - Back underway in the second half, no further changes from either team at the break.

45+3' - Half time - Enyimba lead 1-0 at the break, but aside from the opening 10 minutes it's Williamsville who have been the better team.

45+1' - Substitution - Bartholomew succumbs to injury and is replaced by Chinedu Udeagha.

45+1' - Yellow card - Zan Bi is booked for deliberate hand-ball.

45' - Kouadio Kouakou shoots on target from the edge of the box, but it's easy for Dauda. There will be two minutes of added time.

41' - WAC's Dagrou strikes on goal from long range, but Dauda is able to smother the dipping shot.

38' - A worry for Enyimba as Bartholomew seems to have picked up a knock and needs some treatment from the physios.

35' - Yao warms the hands of Dauda with a stringing drive from the right, but the 'keeper is equal to the task.

32' - A great chance for Sesan to equalise, as he gets up highest to meet a right-flank cross, but his downward header bounces just wide!

31' - The set piece is well defended by Williamsville, who look a lot more solid at the back following the early goal.

30' - Determined attacking play from Mustapha to win a corner kick for Enyimba.

26' - A heavy collision between Dauda and Sesan as they challenge for a ball in the penalty area and play is stopped for them to receive treatment.

23' - Up to the midway point of the first half, still a 1-0 lead for hosts Enyimba.

22' - Dauda makes a sharp save after Zan Bi's header takes a nasty bounce off the churned turf in the penalty area.

17' - Enyimba's Ojo is lucky not to receive a yellow card for a clumsy lunge on Gbe in midfield.

15' - Williamsville's Ettien crosses from a corner kick and only some scrambling defence prevents an equaliser for the visitors.

12' - Joseph flagged offside as he looks to sprint in behind the Ivorian team's defence.

9' - Calm play from Ghanaian goalkeeper Dauda at the back, as he sweeps up a long ball ahead of the opposing attackers.

7' - GOAL! Enyimba 1-0 Williamsville - Ibrahim Mustapha shows great speed, power and composure to race clear of the defence before calmly sending a low shot past the goalkeeper to give the People's Elephant the lead!

4' - A couple of nervy moments for WAC goalkeeper Mandjui early on. Enyimba will look to test him every chance they get.

1' - Kick-off - We are underway in Port Harcourt! Enyimba wear blue and white, while Williamsville are in red and white.

14h55 - The players  are out on the pitch and kick-off is just a few minutes away.

14h45 - The referee for this match is Zimbabwean official Norman Matemera. The other Group C match between Djoliba and CARA Brazzaville is set to kick-off at 21h00 CAT in Bamako tonight.

14h30 - Half an hour to kick-off, this match sees hosts Enyimba looking to jump to the head of the table, while leaders Williamsville will be determined to defend top spot.

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