Enyimba and Wydad Casablanca booked their place in the last-16 of the CAF Champions League on Saturday, despite falling 2-1 to Vital’O...
Enyimba and Wydad Casablanca booked their place in the last-16 of the CAF Champions League on Saturday, despite falling 2-1 to Vital’O and CNaPS Sport respectively in the second leg of their first round tie.
The two sides advance 6-3 on aggregate, thanks to a 5-1 home thrashing of their opponents in the first leg.
Former Warri Wolves attacking midfielder Ikechukwu Ibenegbu gave Enyimba the lead on 28 minutes, with Shasiri Nahimana levelling things up for Vital’O in Bujumbura two minutes later.
Burundi international striker Laudit Mavugo put the locals ahead five minutes past the hour mark, but that was just too little too late over the two legs.
As for Madagascar’s minnows CNaPS Sport, they went into the break with a two-goal advantage but failed to replicate the intensity in the second half with Salaheddine Assaidi ultimately pulling a goal back for the visitors into stoppage time.
Meanwhile, Tanzania giants Young Africans progressed 3-2 on aggregate after holding Rwanda’s APR to a 1-1 draw in Dar es Salaam, courtesy of a 2-1 away win in Kigali in the first leg.
Wydad Casablanca will face Saint George or TP Mazembe in the next round, while Enyimba will take on Olympique Khouribga or Etoile du Sahel and Young Africans battle Al Ahly or Recreativo do Libolo.