Nigeria’s remaining representatives on the continent progressed to the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday after victories in Mbombela and Enugu.
Nigerian Champions, Enyimba FC of Aba defeated TS Galaxy of South Africa 2-0 in Mbombela. The first leg played in Aba ended 2-0 in favour of the two-time African champions. The South Africans, on a fairy-tale run, were stunned at home. They conceded twice in the 75th and 82nd minute before grabbing a consolation in the 89th minute.
Daniel Darkwah and Martins Usule were the goal scorers for the visitors while Mashego drew the consolation for the South Africans. The Peoples Elephant progressed with a 4-1 aggregate and will feature in the group stage for the second time in three seasons.
In Enugu, Rangers International needed just a 1-0 win over ASC Kara of Togo to progress. They did just that. Chinonso Eziekwe scored in the 18th minute to give the Flying Antelopes the victory. The win means the Rangers progressed via the away goal rule after the tie ended 2-2 on aggregate.
Recall that Togo knocked Nigeria out of the CHAN 2020 qualifiers and the 2019 WAFU Cup in Senegal. A defeat to any Togolese side now will not be tolerated in Nigeria again.
The following teams have qualified for the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup
- Horoya AC (Guinea)
- RS Berkane (Morocco)
- Enyimba FC (Nigeria)
- Al-Masry (Egypt)
- Hassania Agadir (Morocco)
- Zanaco FC (Zambia)
- Rangers FC (Nigeria)
- Djoliba AC (Mali)
- Paradou AC (Algeria)
- DC Motemba Pembe (DR Congo)
- FC San Pedro (Ivory Coast)
- Pyramids FC (Egypt)
- Al-Nasr SC (Libya)
- FC Nouadhibou (Mauritania)
- Bidvest Wits (South Africa)
- Generation Foot (Senegal) / Adjobi FC (Benin)
The draws for the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup will hold on Sunday November 10.
Photo credit: Twitter TS Galaxy FC