Monday, December 13, 2004

Eniymba repeats as African champions

Props to Nigerian soccer club Eniymba. Last year, they became the first Nigerian club to win Africa's premier club competition. This year, they became the first club since the 1968, and only the second ever, to repeat as African champions, after beating Etoile du Sahel on penalties after a 2-2 aggregate scoreline. The match was played in the Nigerian capital Abuja, after the African confederation CAF determined Eniymba's home stadium was too small to host such a high profile match.

Though apparently that didn't damped the enthusiasm of the supporters who made the trip. After the match, fans poured onto the pitch and ripped up advertising hoardings as officials and players ran to the dressing rooms. The presentation of the trophy was delayed by an hour as police struggled to restore order but there were no reports of serious incidents after the match,, reported the BBC.


At 3:58 PM, Blogger Chippla Vandu said...

A great deal of credit in Eniymba's success should go to the governor of the Nigerian state of Abia (the state where Enyimba is based), Orji Kalu. He assisted the club in numerous ways, raising it from 'just another' struggling Nigerian football club to becoming the envy of other African clubs.


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