The Nigerian football
won the 2003 African Champions League
title, beating Ismaily SC
In the first round on April 13, 2003, Enyimba defeated Satellite FC
, winning 3-0 in Aba. In the second leg in Conakry
, Enyimba thrashed the Guineans 5-2. The Peoples' Elephant won the tie 8-2 on aggregate.
The second round match held on the 18th of May in Aba against ASC Jeanne d'Arc
ended 4-0 to Enyimba. The second leg at the Leopold Sedar Senghor Stadium
ended goalless as the Senegalese failed to score. Enyimba therefore qualified for the group state of the competition with a 4-0 aggregate victory.
After the draw for the group stage in Cairo, Egypt
, Enyimba was drawn in group A with Simba FC
, ASEC Mimosas
of Côte d'Ivoire
and Ismaily of Egypt
In the first group match in Aba, Enyimba beat Simba 3-0. This victory sent a wrong signal to both players and officials who perhaps thought that the team had indeed arrived. This was not to be, as the Peoples Elephant received the greatest defeat in their history; a 6-1 demolition against Ismali in Ismailia
This loss turned out to be the tonic the club needed. Enyimba at the end of the day qualified for the semi-final of the competition beating ASEC Mimosa 3-1 in Aba and 2-0 in Abidjan
. They lost to Simba 1-2 but defeated Ismaili with a 4-2 victory in Aba.
Enyimba thus topped the group with 12 points after 6 matches, while Ismaili came second with 11 points.
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