CAF Confederation Cup: FC IfeanyiUbah in shaky start

.As Wikki Tourists crash

By Monica Iheakam

It was not a particularly good day yesterday for the two Nigerian flag bearers in the CAF Confederation Cup, as FC IfeanyiUbah only managed a slim home win, while Wikki Tourists fell away in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

FC IfeanyiUbah who is making her continental debut was almost being forced to a draw at her Nnewi home by top Egyptian side Al Masry but for the late strike of Cameroonian import Tamen Medrano who struck with only two minutes left of play.

With the slim victory, FC IfeanyiUbah would go into the return leg in Cairo walking a tight rope.

While FC IfeanyiUbah labored to a slim home win, the country’s other flag bearer in the competition, Wikki Tourists fell by 0-2 in Free Town to lowly rated Sierra Leonian army side, RSLAF.

It would be noted that Rangers and Rivers United had earlier made a good start to their campaign in the more prestigious money spinning CAF Champions League. Rangers had on Friday held Algerian side JS Souara to a 1-1 draw in Algeria, while Rivers United also secured a goalless away draw in Bamako, Mali against Real.

Despite not recording a convincing home win, FC IfeanyiUbah handler, Yaw Preko said yesterday that there was nothing to worry about insisting that his side won’t fall in Egypt.

He pointed out that the era when Nigerian teams fall easily in North Africa is gone.

“We will go to Egypt and get a result,” Preko assured.

Source : SunOnline

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