Enyimba FC are the only Nigeria club left in CAF Club competition this season as the Aba Elephants have progressed to the next phase of the CAF Champions League after seeing off Burundi club, Vital’O.
Though Enyimba were defeated 2-1 in the second leg clash on Saturday, the 5-1 result posted in the first leg a week ago ensured that they progress to the next phase with a 6-3 aggregate score line.
Two-time African champions Enyimba have now been pitched against Tunisian side, Etoile Du Sahel, in the next stage where the winner over two legs will progress to the lucrative group stage.
While Enyimba are marching on, it was however not a sweet outing for the other two Nigerian teams hoping for continental glory as Warri Wolves and Nasarawa United were dumped out of the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup respectively.
Having lost their first leg clash 1-0 at home, Wolves were facing a daunting task against Al-Merikh away in Sudan but the troubled club could not overturn the deficit as they were beaten 1-0 again to exit the competition with a 2-0 aggregate loss.
For Nasarawa United, their slim 1-0 lead from the first leg was blown away as they were thrashed 4-1 by Algerian FC Constantine.
The development means they fell out of the Confederation Cup 4-2 on aggregate; meaning that Nigeria’s long wait to see one of its club win this competition in its present format will have to continue.