Thursday, 19 April, 2018


CAFCL: Brave Plateau United Out Despite Kano Win Over Etoile

Mixed outcomes for Nigerian clubs in CAF competitions Mixed outcomes for Nigerian clubs in CAF competitions
Patty Aguilar | 19 March, 2018, 20:17

However, the duo of Enyimba FC and Akwa United gave Nigeria the ray of hope following their qualification into the next stage of the CAF Confederation Cup yesterday.

Plateau United will be without at least four players including midfielder Raphael Ayagwa on account of injury for this afternoon's CAF Champions League decider against Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia. They lost 7-2 on aggregate after a 2-1 win at the Agege Stadium.

Two unreplied goals are what the Jos-based team needs to secure a place in the group stage of the lucrative African club competition.

In the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday, Enyimba and Akwa United progressed to the next round of the competition after beating their opponents.

Plateau United went on the offensive from the opening minute of the return leg played at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano.

The attacking midfielder netted a brace and could have easily helped himself to a hat-trick in the 3-2 home win during a thoroughly excellent display.

It was a worrying performance by the stopper, who's expected to be Nigeria's Number One at the upcoming World Cup.

Plateau United tried to find a goal to level the scoreline on aggregate and progress to the group stage on the away goals rule but could not as Etoile held on till the end.

What's even more concerning is the bigger outcome that the defeats of both Plateau United and MFM FC will have on the allocation of slots for Nigerian clubs in subsequent years.

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