• Babajide EverBlazin

CAFCC: Jimoh strikes twice as Kwara United thrash Douanes in Lagos

Kwara United are one leg into the next round of the CAF Confederations Cup preliminaries after their first leg resounding 3-nil triumph against Nigerien clubside, Douanes Niamey in Lagos.

The Afonja Warriors got their three goals in the first half as Paul Samson scored the opener in the fifth minute at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos State, before Wasiu Jimoh extended the lead for the Harmony Boys from the penalty spot in the 17th minute.

Kwara who chose Lagos as their home ground began the match on the front foot, dominating the early proceedings with crisp passes and purposeful play.

Their dominance soon paid off when a shot from the right spilled off the hands of the Nigerien goalkeeper and Samson Paul had a simple tap in for the host’s opener in the 5th minute.

Jimoh then scored from the spot in the 16th minute to double United’s tally. His third was a blistering shot after a beautiful combination with his team mates in the 41st minute.

Kwara United will take a three-goal lead to the return.leg.

The return leg is slated to take place in Niger Republic on September 17, 2022 with the winner facing holders, RS Berkane of Morocco in the next round.

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