One of Nigeria’s flagbearers in this year’s edition of the CAF Champions League, Kano Pillars, have crashed out of the competition.
The Nigeria League defending champion was knocked out Saturday despite their 2-1 win over Morocco’s Moghreb Tetouan at the Sani Abacha stadium in Kano.
Moghreb emerged tops on a 5-2 aggregate having won the first leg in Morocco 4-0.
Condemned to score five goals, Pillars were undone by their poor finishing with the Moroccan Team getting the first goal in Saturday’s encounter in the 33rd minute through Mouchine Iajour, who scored a hat-trick in the first encounter in Morocco.
Pillars equalized at the 61st minute through forward Tony Edjomareigwe, while Rabiu Ali dribbled his way into the box and scored the team’s second goal a minute before the final whistle.
Despite Saturday’s win, Pillars have now been eliminated similar to how the team crashed out of the tournament last year in the preliminary round after losing to AS Vita of DR Congo.
With Pillars already out, the onus is now on Enyimba to do Nigeria proud as they take on Egyptian side Smouha FC in their own crucial second leg clash on Sunday.