CAF Confederation Cup: Nasarawa United secure slim win

Nasarawa United

One of Nigeria’s CAF Confederation Cup campaigners, Nasarawa United, secured a slim 2-1 win against Senegalese side, Generation Foot, in the first leg of their preliminary round clash at the National Stadium, Abuja on Sunday.

Tayo Fabiyi opened scoring for the Solid Miners in the fifth minute, but the home side failed to build on the early lead as they spurned several goal scoring chances afterwards.

Niane got the equalizer for the visiting reigning Coupe du Senegal champions in the 52nd minute silencing the home fans as the hosts were punished for their profligacy.

The Coach Kabiru Dogo-tutored side however recovered their lead through Seun Sogbeso in the later stages of the game when they converted from the spot after a Generation Foot player handled the ball in the box.

The second leg comes up in a fortnight at the Deni Birame Ndao about 40 kilometres from Dakar.

Also on Sunday, Warri Wolves qualified for the CAF Champions League first round without kicking a ball.

The Seasiders were billed to face Sao Tome and Principe’s Sporting Clube da Praia Cruz at the Warri Township Stadium on Sunday, but the Lions failed to show up and the Nigerians not only walked over but are through to the next round of Africa’s biggest club competition.

With this, Wolves will now square up with Al-Merrikh in the first round of the competition.

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