Enyimba FC, Remo Stars Dumped Out Of CAF Champions League

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By Sedara Philip

Nigerian champions Enyimba have been eliminated from the CAF Champions League following a 0-0 draw against Al-Ahly Benghazi of Libya in Aba on Sunday.

The Libyans scaled through on a 4-3 aggregate.

Enyimba were overwhelming favourites to win the preliminary round second tie after a battling display in the first leg.

The two-time African champions were, however, let down by their profligacy in front of goal.

Finidi George’s side failed to find the one goal that would have confirmed their place in the second round.

The visitors put up a spirited defensive display to stop Enyimba from getting the much-needed goal.

Remo Stars, Nigeria’s other representative in the competition, are up against Medeama SC of Ghana.

Nigeria’s other representative Remo Stars have also been crashed out of the CAF Champions League following a 3-2 penalty shootout loss to Ghana’s Medeama SC.

Daniel Ogunmodede’s side won the preliminary round second leg contest 1-0.

Medeama SC’s goalkeeper spilled the ball into his own net from a corner kick 18 minutes from time to hand Remo Stars the lead.

Samuel Anakwe thought he had won the game for the hosts in stoppage time, but his goal was ruled out for offside.

The game ended 1-1 on aggregate, and it went into penalties after 90 minutes.

Medeama prevailed in the shootout, netting three times, while Remo Stars converted twice.

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