CAF Confed Cup: Rangers hold CS Sfaxien to qualify for group phase

The Flying Antelopes who had won the first leg 1-0 a fortnight ago.

Nigeria’s flag bearers in CAF Confederations Cup Enugu Rangers are through to the Group phase of the competition after battling to a goalless draw on Sunday evening away to Tunisia’s CS Sfaxien.

The Flying Antelopes who had won the first leg 1-0 a fortnight ago in Enugu thus progressed with a 1-0 aggregate.

Sunday’s progress was hard earned for Rangers who encounter several setbacks before the crucial second leg clash.

Apart from losing four of their key players to the Super Eagles and one other to the Flying Eagles camp respectively in Germany and France, injury and card offenses saw Rangers traveling to Tunisia with a highly depleted squad.

However, against all odds, Rangers saw off the challenge posed by their host and thus kept Nigeria’s flag flying in Africa club competition.

Sanusi Sanni, a striker with Rangers, who failed to make the trip to Tunisia owing to the injury suffered in the first leg of the game, told PREMIUM TIMES online from Enugu he was pleased to hear his team made it despite all odds.

“I am very happy, very happy” the striker simply offered.

Meanwhile Rangers were promised N6m if indeed they cross the sfaxien hurdle and make the group stage of the CAF Confederations CupM.

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