Nigeria’s Plateau United started their campaign in the CAF Champions League on a promising 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. The preliminary round of game which was played in New Jos Stadium saw the home side beat the visitors by three goals to nil.
Oghene Elijah, Sunday Ingbede and Joshua Obaje were all on target for the Tin City club against the Eding Sports who are the Cameroonian champions. Plateau United scored in the 20th minute as Elijah pounced on a rebound after Eding Sports goalkeeper had saved a Tosin Omoyele penalty.
The penalty was awarded after an Eding Sports defending handled the ball in the 18-yard-box. Eding Sports came out stronger in the second half and dominated proceedings. They had a goal rightly ruled out for offside in the 82nd minute.
Two minutes later, Plateau United doubled their lead Ingbede beat the offside trap to score. Substitute Obaje sealed the win in added time, pouncing on a fantastic pass from Raphael Ayagwa to score.