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It is back to drawing board as Nigerian teams remain winless

All the Nigerian teams participating in the ongoing Africa Cup for Club Champions were beaten as the hunt for a first Nigerian win continues.

The teams put up a strong fight but their efforts were not good enough to save them against their opponents from Egypt, Ghana and Kenya.

Delta Queens were the first Nigerian team to play and they fell 4-1 to Telkom of Kenya at the Abuja National Stadium Complex Package B on Monday.

The tie was lost in the early minutes of the game as the undefeated Telkom put two quick goals past the Queens.

Tracy Karanja, Jacqueline Wangeci scored in the 2nd and 9th minutes for the early goals and lead.

Barbara Nekesa increased Telkom’s tally to 3 in the 25th minute, Billo Esther pulled one back for Delta Queens in the 52nd minute but Jacqueline Wangeci for her second goal of the day restored the three goals cushion.

The other representative in the women’s category, Kada Queens, were also beaten by Ghana Police in their game. Although, they were the better team for the most part of the game, they failed to convert their chances.

Umar Nafisat and Sarfoa Martha scored the goals in the 13th and 49th minutes.

In the men’s category, Kada Stars were involved in an eight-goal thriller against Eastern Company of Egypt. The young, energetic but inexperenced Kada Boys gave the Egyptians a run for their money.

But a slow start to the game put them in a difficult position which they failed to overcome.

An Aboutaleb Mohamoud’s strike and Yacine Mohamed’s brace put the Egyptians ahead with three goals in the opening 10 minutes of the game.

Kelvin Linus who was on top of his form pulled two goals back in the 12th and 13th minutes. He dribbled the goalie before sending the ball into the empty net with his reverse for both goals.

Eastern Company scored two more goals in the 20th and 23rd minutes to increase their tally to 5.

Peter John pulled one back for Kada Stars in the 40th minute. A total of 7 goals were scored in the first half and the only goal scored in the second half was scored by Kada Boys.

Niger Flickers, the other Nigerian representative in the men’s category were also victims of their poor start as they ship in two quick goals in their 4-2 loss to Sharkia of Egypt.

Ali Atef opened the scoring with the first penalty corner of the game in the 2nd minute, Ahmed Gamal increased the tally to 2 in the 11th minute.

Shanwalu Maraz with what could be the best goal of the tournament thus far pulled one back for Flickers in the 24th minutes.

Sharkia restored their 2-goal cushion in the 26th minute through Edres Mohamed, Ahmed Gamal completed his brace in the 50th minute to increase crease their tally to 4.

Adamu Kolo reduced the deficit after converting a penalty stroke in the 55th.

Results of games today

Delta Queens (NGR) 1 vs 4 Telkom (KEN)
GRA Ladies (GHA) 1 vs 0 USIU (KEN)
Eastern Company (EGY) 5 vs 3 Kada Stars (NGR)
Ghana Police (GHA) 2 vs 0 Kada Queens (NGR)
El-Sharkia (EGY) 4 vs Niger Flickers 2 (NGR)

ajike

Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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