Enyimba FC made light work of Energie Sports in the CAF Confederation first-leg, first round match, winning 2-0 at the Stade de l’Amitié in Cotonou.
Two first half goals; an own goal and an Austin Oladapo goal, in the opening nine minutes deflated the hopes of the home side.
Enyimba even had the luxury of a missed penalty on 80 minutes but still ran out comfortable winners on their return to the continent, after a season’s absence.
In another CAF Confederations Cup game involving Akwa United and Al-Ittihad, the NPFL side succumbed to a late winner in the 83rd minute in a tight encounter at the Stade Taïeb Mhiri in Sfax, Tunisia.
Latest Super Eagles invitee, Gabriel Okechukwu made a substitute’s appearance in the game but Abdul Maikaba’s men could not find a leveler.