Cyril Olisemah's 95th Minute Magic Set the Night Agog - As Enyimba Defeated Orlando Pirates in Aba


 

It was like waving a magic wand as Cyril Olisemah tapped in a 95 minutes match-winning goal that fired Enyimba to the top of Group A with nine points after six matches.


It was a night of rising tension and heart pounding nervousness as the people's elephant tried all they could throw on the Pirates of South Africa, but couldn't broke down their defense line as the time seems to be ticking faster, ticking away after the added 5 minutes... Enyimba was at the verge of being eliminated from the Caf Confederations cup. Then came Olisemah's goal at the dying minute. 


A nervy finish in Aba on Wednesday night saw the Nigerian giants advance into the quarter-finals of the Caf tournament with a late winning goal


It was mixed feelings for Nigerians and South Africans as Enyimba defeated Orlando Pirates 1-0 in the final Group A match in the Caf Confederation Cup.


Fatai Osho’s men started Wednesday’s encounter in search of a win to confirm their place in the knockout stage but they found it difficult to break their South African visitors until the 95th minute.


Cyril Olisemah tapped in a late match-winning goal that fired the Nigeria Professional Football League giants to the top of Group A with nine points after six matches.


Despite the loss in Aba, Orlando Pirates qualified for the next round as the second-best team in the group with nine points after the same number of games.


In their reactions to the result, South Africans were disappointed to see the Buccaneers drop points at the Enyimba International Stadium while Nigerians are praising the resilience shown by Fatai Osho’s men.



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