CAFCL/CC: Enyimba, Rivers United Zoom Into Next Round


Enyimba booked a place in the first round of the CAF Champions League after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Burkinabe club Rahimo in Aba on Sunday.

The Peoples Elephant qualified 2-1 on aggregate.

Enyimba won the first leg 1-0 at the August 4 Stadium, Ouagadougou last Sunday.

Austine Oladapo gave the home team the lead on the hour mark, while Pape Ware equalised for Rahimo 15 minutes from time.

Enyimba’s Imoh Obot was sent off late in the game for a second booking.

In the CAF Confederation Cup, Rivers United also scraped through to the next round after a 2-0 penalty shoot out win against Futuro Kings of Equatorial Guinea at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt.

Rivers United won the game 2-1 for aggregate to be tied at 3-3 after the away side also won the first leg 2-1 at home.

Godwin Aguda and Kehinde Adedipe scored for Rivers United in the first half, while Asu Pedro pulled a goal back for Futuro Kings in the 52nd minute.

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