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10-Man Wits Fail To Advance To Confed Cup Group Stage

CAF Confederation Cup Report: Enyimba v Bidvest Wits 18 April 2018

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 18, 2018 06:56 PM

CAF Confederation Cup 

Result: Enyimba 0-0 Bidvest Wits (1-1 on agg. - Enyimba advance on away goals rule)

Date: 18 April 2018

Venue: Eugene Stadium

Bidvest Wits failed to progress to the CAF Confederation Cup group stages after drawing 0-0 with Enyimba in the second leg of their play-off tie.

Enyimba headed into the clash with a slight advantage after registering a 1-1 draw in the first leg in South Africa.

After a quiet opening to the first half this week, the Clever Boys squandered a chance to take the lead as Daine Klate fired over the crossbar on 22 minutes after latching onto Eleazar Rodgers' flick-on.

Enyimba carved out their first real opening eight minutes later, with Chinonso Okonkwo heading over the crossbar following a free-kick from Andre Abalogu.

Wits went close to breaking the deadlock five minutes before the break as Keagan Ritchie forced Fatau Dauda into a fine save with a strike from distance.

Dauda was called upon once again 10 minutes into the second half as he produced a fine save to keep out Bongani Khumalo's header at the near post.

Wits were dealt a blow on 68 minutes when Edwin Gyimah was shown a straight red card for a challenge on Oladapo.

Gavin Hunt threw on Elias Pelembe for the final 20 minutes of the half as they looked to push for an opening goal.

The visitors had a chance to break the deadlock with four minutes left when they had a two-on-one situation on the counter, but Rodgers failed to take advantage and Enyimba cleared.

The hosts were then awarded a penalty in the 90th minute when Omofoman was adjudged to have been brought down in the box.

Oladapo stepped up to take the spot-kick but saw his effort saved by substitute goalkeeper Kyle Peters while Ifeanyi Anaemena fired wide from the rebound.

Nevertheless, the encounter ended goalless although Enyimba advanced to the group stages on the away goals rule.

Here's how they lined up:

Enyimba: Dauda, Abalogu, Udo, Oladuntoye, Mohammed, Anaemena, Ibenegbu, Chukwude, Oladapo, Okonkwo (Omofoman 57'), Bashir.

Subs: Afelokhai, Governor, John, Alalade, Leonard, Udeagha, Omofoman.
 
Wits: Josephs (Peters 46'), Mkhwanazi, Khumalo, Klate, Ritchie, Claasen (Monare 46'), Mncwango, Frosler. Myeni (Pelembe 71'), Gyimah, Rodgers.


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Pirates_999 Joined: 08 Nov 2017
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Pirates_999 Apr 19, 2018 07:58 AM
After winning the league last season he become too comfortable that's why his team is suffering like that
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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi Apr 18, 2018 10:35 PM
Mxmm cows... Downs carry our flag majita
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Chicharito07 Apr 18, 2018 09:25 PM
Great work Enyimba
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Vamza Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Vamza Apr 18, 2018 08:52 PM
Wits never disappoint when it comes to CAF competitions i knew as i said they would be eliminated
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chuxinho Apr 18, 2018 08:13 PM
Up Enyimba! Wits players wanted to walk out after a late penalty was awarded to us, they're lucky they didn't. Moneeb Josephs is a good sportsman, he was congratulating Enyimba fans after the game.
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xolany mthembu endumo Joined: 16 Dec 2017
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xolany mthembu endumo Apr 18, 2018 08:02 PM
what's wrong to this team
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Bucsfever16 Apr 18, 2018 07:49 PM
I knew Wits were just adding numbers...CAF competition is way above their level.
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Joined: 24 Mar 2017
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PHAZAMISA AKA NGOZI THE RETURN Apr 18, 2018 07:37 PM
Hunt will only be serious abt this competition only when he start coaching one of the big three
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Ltido@kby Apr 18, 2018 07:32 PM
Why am I not surprised? Hunt cannot be compared with Pitso, He is a loser. Yes he won 4 league titles but his achievements will only end here in SA like another team I won't mention. He has a short vision and short term goals, which makes him ordinary. SA don't need this kind of negativity
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indidane Joined: 12 Jan 2011
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indidane Apr 18, 2018 07:23 PM
Fatau Dauda is a F0rmer Rats keeper
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indidane Joined: 12 Jan 2011
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indidane Apr 18, 2018 07:22 PM
H0w d0 field c0ws like R0dgers and expect t0 Win ?? Gavin Hunt s a D0nky
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Alton11 Joined: 04 Jul 2016
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Alton11 Apr 18, 2018 07:20 PM
That Fatau Dauda name sounds familiar ,didnt the guy play here in SA before or is it when pirates where playing in caf competitions that i heard his name a lot ????
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setlaboswana Apr 18, 2018 07:06 PM
Wits are following in the footsteps of fau.
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Mfanakamdala Apr 18, 2018 07:03 PM
Wits Wits Wits. At least im graduating in July and leaving them neva to return again
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fisto vs zebraditor Apr 18, 2018 07:02 PM
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