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LIVE – Enyimba FC vs Zamalek: CAF Champions League

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Posted on June 19, 2016
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KingFut covers all the live action as Zamalek visit  in their  Group B opener.

The Whites will be looking to get off to the perfect start against their Nigerian opponents, just one day after Mamelodi Sundowns registered their first three points in the group thanks to a 2-0 victory over hosts ES Setif.

READ: ES Sétif might face elimination after fan riots

Ayman Hefny and Shikabala are both out of the matchday squad, due to a lack of fitness.

Enyimba XI: Afelokhai; Ojo, Akas, Anyanwu, Udoji; Kester, Ibenegbu, Osadiaye, Pygbara; Udoh, Onuigbo

Subs: Ocheje, Thankgod, Uwadiegwu, Anazemba, Etgr, Chukwude, Abou-Azeez,

Zamalek XI: El-Shennawy; Emam, Gabr, Dweidar, Tolba; Hamed, Yusuf, Tawfik, Ibrahim, Kahraba; Morsy

Subs: Gennesh, Gomaa, Ramzy Khaled, Abdel-Khaleq, Fathi, Mayuka, Mekki

You can read our preview of the match here.

Live Commentary:

Full Time: Three tough points for Zamalek away at Nigeria in a water-logged pitch after Bassem Morsy’s header in the first half.

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’90+2: Enyimba’s pressure on Zamalek isn’t enough for the Nigerians to score an equalizer.

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’90: Five minutes of added time added by the ref.

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’90: Zamalek substitution as Ahmed Hassan Mekki comes on instead of Mohamed Ibrahim.

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’89: Mohamed Ibrahim manages a lovely run into the box, but couldn’t unleash a shot as the defender put it away for a Zamalek corner.

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’88: After an Enyimba foul, Shennawy comes off his line and miss the ball but Etor’s shot passes wide.

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’85: Dangerous Enyimba cross inside the box is handled well by Ali Gabr who heads it away from the danger zone.

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’82: Third and last substitution for Enyimba as Udoh comes off and Etor comes on.

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’81: The pitch improved slightly, but still water-logged.

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73′: Substitution for Zamalek as Ibrahim Abdel-Khaleq comes on instead of Kahraba.

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’71: Substitution for Enyimba as Chukwude comes on replacing Onuigbo.

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’64: Yellow card for Hamada Tolba.

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’60: Substitution for Enyimba as Abou Azeez comes on replacing Osadiaye.

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’58: A cross into the box is received by Onuigbo who was unmarked and he fires it over the bar.

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’52: Dangerous chance for Enyimba as Udoh heads the ball, but Shennawy is there to tip it over the bar.

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’51: Ahmed Tawfik crosses the ball to Bassem Morsy when the defender heads it away with calls for a penalty from Morsy ignored by the referee.

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Zamalek make use of the new kick off rule and start the second half by launching a shot towards Enyimba’s goal that’s wide off target.

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HT: Enyimba 0-1 Zamalek. Bassem Morsy’s goal is the difference between the two sides thus fur.

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’45: Osadiaye’s free-kick narrowly misses the target.

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’45: Yellow card for Mohamed Ibrahim.

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’45: One minute added time.

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’44: El-Shennawy is single handedly keeping Zamalek ahead in this game. Brilliant Performance from the Zamalek keeper thus far.

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https://twitter.com/ZSCOfficial/status/744560532007587842

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’40: Enyimba 0-1 Zamalek.

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’37: Ahmed Tawfik saves Zamalek with a very important clearance.

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’35: Enyimba 0-1 Zamalek.

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’32: Yellow card for Aly Gabr.

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https://twitter.com/King_Fut/status/744557769714450432

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25′: Enyimba 0-1 Zamalek.

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23′: Enyimba players asking for a penalty after the ball touched Gabr’s arm, however, the referee ignores all their demands.

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21′: A forceful shot from Enyimba’s Kester but El-Shennawy parries it away.

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’20: Enyimba 0-1 Zamalek.

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’18: Players trying hardly to string two or three passes together. All are failing miserably.

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’15: Enyimba 0-1 Zamalek. The ball is hardly moving due to the water-logged pitch.

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’10: Enyimba 0-1 Zamalek. Enyimba in total control after conceding.

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More on the goal: Excellent cross from the right finds Bassem Morsy who manages to head the ball in.

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‘7: GOAAAAAAAAAAAL! Bassem Morsy lobs the keeper with a header! Zamalek leads 1-0.

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‘5: Enyimba 0-0 Zamalek.

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‘4: Kahraba spots the Enyimba keeper off his line, tries to cheeky lob him from inside his own half, however, Afelokhai gets back in time and clears the ball.

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‘3: Osadiaye with a dangerous cross into the box, however no one from Enyimba can connect.

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1′: The ball is hardly moving due to the water-logged pitch. Both teams are resorting to high balls.

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0′: KICKOFF! We’re underway in Nigeria.

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Officials give the green light Enyimba and Zamalek. The game will start in minutes.

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BREAKING: Players of both teams go back to their changing rooms. Match to be postponed pending officials’ decision.

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Heavy rains at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium right now. The Mauritanian referees are currently checking the water-logged pitch. The Champions League tie is expected to kick off at 17:00 CLT.

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