Lagos - CAF Confederation Cup debutant Akwa United grabbed a vital 1-0 victory over V Club Mokanda of Congo at Pointe Noire in the first leg, first round encounter played on Saturday.
Ubong Ekpai’s 37th minute strike was enough to secure all three points from the away fixture, with the return leg set for Nigeria.
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Akwa went into the encounter played inside the 13, 500 capacity Stade Municipal de Pointe Noire with the aim of making a big impact at the continental level having proved book makers wrong to clinch the country’s Federation Cup for the first time in its 20 year history, that aim was achieved with the 1-0 victory.
The Uyo based team became the surprise winner of the just concluded Super 4 pre-season involving Enyimba of Aba and Warri Wolves; both CAF Champions League campaigners.
Mokanda which won the Congo Premier League in 1971 and participated the same year in the then African Cup of Champions competition could was a daunting task.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.