Anthony Nwakaeme has hit the target yet again as Al Feiha fell to a narrow defeat against Al Ain in the Asian Champions League at the King Fahd International Stadium on Tuesday night.
Despite scoring in the second period of the game to bring his team back to life after going two goals down in the first half, the 34-year-old forward couldn’t help but watch Al Feiha suffer a 3-2 defeat in the Champions League game.
The last time both sides met was in a round three fixture at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in October. Al Ain cruised to a 4-1 home win and still managed to display their dominance away from home this time around.
Kodjo Laba broke the deadlock for the visitors just 29 minutes into the game, and barely five minutes before the interval, the Togolese international doubled his tally of the game to hand Al Ain a two-goal advantage heading into the break.
But coming into the second half, Anthony Nwakaeme reduced the deficit to 1–2 just 8 minutes in, and the visitors continued their scoring spree from there, with Soufiane Rahimi restoring the two-goal lead in the 64th minute.
Mohanad Al-Qaydhi went ahead to score at the end of the final whistle, but it wasn’t enough to save his side from the narrow defeat.
The narrow defeat leaves Anthony Nwakaeme and his teammates at the bottom of the AFC Champions League Group A table, having just one victory and three defeats from four games.
Moving forward, Al-Fayha will be facing Al-Ettifaq in their next fixtures on Saturday, as Anthony Nwakaeme will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways as they have yet to win a game in their last five outings.
Al-Fayha have already lost a home game to Al-Ettifaq in their cup game but will be looking to make amends during the league game clash in front of their home fans yet again.