But for the skills of the Enyimba goal tender, Theophilus Afelokhai, the People’s Elepahants would have been disgraced at Rwanda during the quarter finals tie of the caf Champions Cup against the Stade Nyamiambo.
Â On more than five occasions on Sunday, the goal keeper made very brilliant saves that contributed to the goalless draw that Enyimba played.
With this result, Dare Ojo, Enyimba’s midfielder is confident that the team will progress into the semi-final stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.
Sunday Adetunji and Mustapha Ibrahim also wasted good chances for Enyimba who are looking to become the first Nigerian club to win CAF’s second tier club competition.
And ahead of the return fixture billed for the Enyimba International Stadium, Aba on Sunday, Ojo is upbeat they will triumph over the Gikundoro.
It was a good result for us. They dominated the first half and could have scored one or two goals but for our goalkeeper (Afelokhai) who did well for us.
The most important thing for us is that we didn’t lose the game and we have a chance to get the job done at our Stadium.
â€œI trust the fans will have come out in large numbers to support us and all things being equal we will make it to the semi-final.â€
If Enyimba progress into the last four, they will face either CARA Brazzaville of Congo or Morocco’s Raja Casablanca for a place in the final.