Ivorian side Williamsville Athletic Club on Sunday evening spanked Nigerian side Enyimba 2-0 in their 2018 CAF Confederation Cup Group C match in Abidjan to go top of the group.
Jean-Willy N’da and Guy Serge Yameogo scored in each half to give the youthful West Africans the much needed victory over a big but empty Elephant from Nigeria.
Enyimba dominated the opening quarter of the game and squandered a couple of half chances before they were punished just after the half-hour mark by their hosts.
N’da was left with a yard of space just inside the penalty box and he fired home a composed finish beyond Ghanaian goalkeeper Fatau Dauda at his near post to send the few thousands of supporters inside the Stade Robert Champroux into ecstasy.
Trailing by that solitary goal at the break, Enyimba who had their captain Mfon Udoh starting his first game in months threatened with successive corners early in the second half but that was all they could muster, hitting the target only once in the game as the Ivorians grew into full control.
Williamsville made the game safe thirteen minutes from time when Yameogo – not the tallest of men inside an Enyimba filled box – timed his run to head home a corner kick beyond the despairing Dauda.
Victory for WAC avenged their 0-1 loss to same opponents in Port Harcourt ten days ago and as a result, move to the top of Group C with seven points from four matches, one ahead of Congolese side CARA Brazzaville who beat Malian side Djoliba 1-0 in Sunday’s early game.
Enyimba who were leaders before Sunday’s round of matches are now third although just a point behind Williamsville but a negative goals difference.
The next, and penultimate round of matches in the group stage will hold on Sunday August 19 with Enyimba traveling to basement side Djoliba in a game they must get something from.