Nigeria’s flag-bearers in the CAF Champions League , Enyimba International suffered a shock home defeat in their first game of the group phase as they slumped to lone goal loss to Zamalek on Sunday in Port Harcourt.
Bassem Morsy scored the only goal of the encounter as he headed Zamalek in front in the seventh minute, lobbing his effort over goalkeeper Theophilus Afelokhai.
Enyimba who have been enduring a poor patch on the domestic scene were only a shadow of themselves at their adopted home ground in Port Harcourt on Sunday as they failed to get the better of the Egyptian giants; who surprisingly were missing some of their key players including their inspirational captain Mahmoud Shikabala and play-maker Ayman Hefny.
After the opening day loss, Enyimba will now head to face South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns on June 29 in continuation of the competition.
Interestingly, the South Africans are top in Group B after they also recorded a stunning 2-0 win over ES Setif in their Match Day 1 contest