Eyimba bows to Pyramids of Egypt played 1-1 in the scorching sun at Aba in CAF Confederation quarter
Enyimba’s quest to win the 2021 CAF Confederation Cup has ended after they were unable to overcome a 4-1 first leg deficit against Pyramids of Egypt in Aba, Abịa State, Nigeria. Eyimba played 1-1 with Pyramids.
The match played on Sunday saw Enyimba needing three unreplied goals to scale through to the semi-final of the continent’s second tier league.
However, Enyimba’s fate was compounded after Ibrahim Adel gave the visitors the lead in the 32nd minute.
But the People’s Elephant rallied to level scores on the 40th minute through Anayo Iwuala before half time.
The first half goals were all that could come in the cagy encounter as the Egyptians held on to win the two-leg encounter on 5-2 aggregate to progress to the semifinal.
Despite crashing out of the league, Enyimba congratulated their opponents
“It’s the end of the #CAFCC for us,” Enyimba tweeted moments after the final whistle
“Congratulations to @pyramidsfc who have made it to the semis.”
Enyimba will now turn their attention to domestic league where they are on 9th position with 31 points from 18 matches though with 4 outstanding games to come.
In the other CAF quarterfinal matches, Raja Casablanca stunned Orlando Pirates of South Africa in Morocco with a 4-0 win making an aggregate of 5-1 to move into the semi-finals.
Jaraaf qualified for the semi-finals by hard luck as they piped Coton Sport 2-1 on Sunday but with a 2-2 aggregate moved on with away goals advantage.
The one nil away win of JS Kabylie against CS Sfaxien paid off as the match on Sunday ended 1-1making Kabylie move to semi-final on 2-1 aggregate.
Eyimba’s conqueror, Pyramids of Egypt will meet Raja Casablanca of Morocco in Egypt for the 1st Semi-final on 20th June at 2000 hours.
On the same date and time, Coton Spot will host JS Kabylie in the 2nd semi-final.
The 2nd legs of the semi-final will be played on June 27th.
Source: Best Choice Sports with Patmos Media Line Sports.