A 0-1 result means Enyimba FC have stumbled in Uyo to hand visiting Wydad Casablanca a first leg advantage in their Africa Football League quater-final match.
Yahya Jabrane scored from the spot in the 39th minute to seal a first leg victory for Moroccan giant’s, Wydad Casablanca.
Enyimba FC pressed forward early in the game but met stiff resistance from the Amine Abdulfath tutored Wydad defence.
Ayoub El Amloud came close to scoring the opening goal for Wydad as the Red Castles’ settled into the contest at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
Wydad Casablanca will get due reward for intrinsic attacking play when Enyimba FC goalkeeper Ojo Olorunleke hacked down an attacker for a penalty kick.
Yahya Jabrane stepped up to score what turned out to be the match-winner in the 39th minute.
Enyimba FC did push hard in the second half for an equalizer.
16-year old Flying Eagles midfielder, Daniel Daga fired just wide off the target from inside the opposition penalty area while Iziogu Chibueze blazed over the cross bar in the closing minutes.
The People’s Elephants were dealt a further blow in stoppage time when defender Alalibo Somiari was sent off. It finished Enyimba FC 0-1 Wydad Casablanca.
Enyimba FC have a mountain to climb with a must-win return leg in Morocco in few days time, else their Africa Football League journey ends at the first hurdle.