Egypt's Masry ease past Nigeria's Enugu Rangers in Confederation Cup

Ahram Online , Sunday 8 Dec 2019

Amutu celebrates his goal against Rangers (Photo: Masry's official Twitter account)

Egypt's Masry maintained their perfect start to the African Confederation Cup group stage campaign by beating Enugu Rangers 4-2 at home on Sunday, although the Nigerians blotted the scoreline by scoring two late goals.  

Masry were leading 4-0 until the 86th minute when substitute midfielder Eziekwe Chinonso scored the visitors' first goal before Chidera Ezeh added the second in injury time.

The Port Said based-club needed five minutes to open the scoring, with in-form Nigerian striker Austin Amutu blasting a pull-back into the roof of the net. Ahmed Yasser doubled the lead in the 27th minute when his cross-cum-shot nestled into the far corner.

Libyan winger Moftah Taktak made it 3-0 to cap his fine display and Hassan Ali completed the rout four minutes from time.

Masry, who defeated Nouadhibou of Mauritania 3-2 last week, are leading the group with maximum six points. Compatriots Pyramids FC face Nouadhibou in the other group match later on Sunday. 

Masry and Pyramids will face off on 29 December. 

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