Enyimba Football Club of Aba kept Nigeria’s continental hope alive at the weekend after qualifying for the next round of the CAF Champions League 6-3 on aggregate despite losing 1-2 at Vital’O of Burundi.
After winning the first leg 5-1 in Port Harcourt last week, Ikechukwu Ibenegbu opened the scoring for Enyimba before Vital’O struck twice through Shashiri Nahimana and Laudit Mavugo to win the match on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Nigeria’s Warri Wolves and Nasarawa United both crashed out of the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup, respectively, on Saturday.
Wolves fell 1-0 to hosts Al Merreikh of Sudan to be sent packing of this year’s CAF Champions League on a 2-0 aggregate after they also lost their first leg in Warri 1-0.
Al Merreikh winner on Saturday was five minutes from time when Bakri Almadina tucked away a penalty.
Nasarawa United fell 4-1 at CS Constantine of Algeria to fall out of the Confederation Cup 4-2 on aggregate after they won 1-0 at home a week ago.
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