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CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba's Olisema relieved after late winner against Pirates

Cyril Olisema expressed his relief after his late goal gave Enyimba a 1-0 victory over Orlando Pirates in their CAF Confederation Cup game, saying: "The ball did not want to go in."

Enyimba dominated possession almost from start to finish, but Orlando Pirates Wayne Sandilands was in fine form, twice denying Orok Gabriel, while Tosin Omoyele and Anayo Iwuala also went close.

They made the breakthrough on 95 minutes when Anayo Iwuala chipped a superb cross toward the back post and Olisema guided his rocket into the net from three yards, meaning Enyimba topped Group A with nine points ahead of Pirates who picked 8 points.

"We played really well, controlled the game, made lots of chances, but the ball did not want to go in.

"I had the fortune to score the goal, but the team all played very well. We attacked with a lot of order, opened up the field well, and had to keep attacking until the goal came.

"It was a great ball from Anayo. We wanted to win as we knew it was very important to get three points in first game. Now we will wait for our next opponent in the quarter finals."

Ozor Felix that he would have liked a goal to have come sooner.

"We try not to reach this point," Ozor said. "We have played many games like this before. We try and push and push and push, so that the defence makes a mistake in the end, and we can score.

"Football is like this -- sometimes you have the ball a lot, and in the end the game tilted our way and we are very happy."

"We have achieved many successes doing this. It is our way. We have a very good team, can overcome any rival, although it is always difficult. This win will keep us relaxed, these are an important three points, and now we will keep going."

"The commitment of everyone here is undoubtable," he replied. "We all want to bring this team as far as we can."

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