By Mbaye Camara
Hawks FC began their Caf Confederation Cup campaign in Uyo on a winning note on Sunday by beating Akwa United 2-1 in the first round, first leg match in Nigeria.
The teams played on a wet turf following a heavy rain before kick-off at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo.
The home side on many occasions raided the visitors’ area, restricting them in their own half but missed several scoring chances before the visitors stunned the home fans by scoring first through Muhammed Jallow, in their first attempt in the 11th minute and in the 35th minute added a second, a powerful shot by Lamin Charty.
In the second half Akwa United were rewarded with a consolation goal in the 71st minute through Victor Mbaoma.