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Plateau United, MFM FC start on high, Akwa lose at home as Nigerian clubs start continental campaigns

Plateau United, MFM FC start on high, Akwa lose at home as Nigerian clubs start continental campaigns

Plateau United have started their campaign in the CAF Champions League on a bright note.

The reigning Nigeria Professional Football League champions put up a good show in the first leg of their preliminary stage clash against Eding Sport on Sunday.

They scored three unreplied goals against the Cameroonian club in Jos on Sunday.

Elijah Ogene set the tone for the day; scoring the opening goal for Plateau United. That turned out to be the only goal of the first half.

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In the second half, very little changed until the dying stages of the game when Plateau United were able to get two quick goals.

With a 3-0 lead from the first leg, Plateau United are in good stead to qualify for the next round of Africa’s biggest club competition.

MFM FC were forced to a 1-1 draw by Real Bamako in Mali, the Olukoya Boys took the lead through Akinyemi Nojeem before the hosts pegged then back.

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While Plateau United started on a winning streak and MFM FC secured an away draw, it was not the same for Nigeria’s representative in the second tier CAF Confederation Cup, Akwa United FC.

The Uyo-based team began their campaign in Uyo on a losing note on Sunday, by losing 1-2 in the first round, first leg match against Hawks of Gambia.

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