Finidi George has got off to a winning start as coach of Enyimba when he led the team to win 1-0 at Dimbars of Senegal tonight.
Emyimba will be expected to consolidate their victory on the road in the return leg at home next weekend to advance to the group stage of the Confederation Cup.
This is the first major managerial assignment of former Super Eagles World Cup star Finidi.
Cyriel Olisema tucked away a crucial penalty in the 84th minute to give ‘The People’s Elephant’ victory.
Goalkeeper Olorunleke Ojo was superb for the Nigerian club as he made several saves to deny the home team.