Sunday, April 10, 2016 9:04 pm
It’s advantage Enyimba in the qualification round for the group stage of CAF Champions league as they downed Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia 3-0 in Port Harcourt.
Thanks to the hat trick by striker, Mfon Udoh.
Udoh scored against the Tunisians in the 9th, 57th and 80th minutes to secure a vital win for his side in the match played at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt.
The Technical Adviser of Enyimba International Football Club, Paul Aigbogun, commended said Udoh`s work rate was great and did well to score the three goals.
“ It’s an amazing feat and this puts his goal tally in the Champions League to seven. He is a good player, though it took a while for him to come back to form. It looks like he has God`s grace in the Champions League,” he said.
Aigbogun said the victory by his side was through hard work.
“ Our aim was to win the game, but to win by three goals and not concede a goal is very important,” he said.
The coach said the second leg match would be tough, though they have an advantage.
“ We will work hard and by God`s grace, we will go through,” he said.
Enyimba`s three goal hero, Udoh, said it was a difficult match though his team were the underdogs.
“ It was a difficult match. If truth be told, we were the underdogs, but in football, impossibility is nothing,” he said.
He said this was his first hat trick in professional football and was happy it came in a Champions League match.
“ My aspiration is to see my team win the CAF Champions League and we promise to keep the Nigerian flag flying; we will not disappoint Nigerians,” he said.
Etoile Du Sahel coach, Faouzi Benzeite, declined to be interviewed.
The team`s striker, Ahmed Akaichi, was given the red card in the 73rd minute