In a thrilling encounter that had fans on the edge of their seats, the first leg of the CAF Champions League clash between Al Ahli Benghazi and Coach Finidi George’s tutored side ended in a heart-pounding 4-3 victory for the hosts, MySportDab reports.
The second half proved to be a goal fest, with both teams battling fiercely for dominance.
The action-packed match saw Eze Ekwutoziam and Murphy Ndukwu shine as they managed to level the playing field, erasing Al Ahli Benghazi’s leads and setting the score at 3-3.
However, in an electrifying finish, the hosts snatched victory from the jaws of a draw with a dramatic stoppage-time winner, leaving fans of both teams stunned.
Coach Finidi George’s team, despite the narrow defeat, displayed remarkable resilience throughout the match.
Buoyed by their valiant efforts and the tight scoreline, they now set their sights on the return leg, which is scheduled to take place in seven days at the Nest of Champions in Uyo.
With their eyes on overturning the deficit, the Nigerian representatives are determined to showcase their mettle and secure a comeback victory.
In a parallel fixture, Remo Stars Sports Club, Nigeria’s other contender in the CAF Champions League, faced a tough challenge as they clashed with Ghanaian side Medeama FC.
Unfortunately for Remo Stars, they fell short, succumbing to a 1-0 defeat in a hard-fought battle on Sunday afternoon. Despite the setback, they too have the opportunity to turn the tide in the forthcoming second leg.
As the CAF Champions League continues to captivate football enthusiasts, the unpredictable nature of the sport promises more excitement and suspense in the matches that lie ahead.
Fans can only anticipate more riveting action as these determined teams strive to make their mark on the continental stage.