Enyimba crash out of CAF Champions League despite home win over El Merreikh

Nigeria’s only representative, Enyimba have been dumped out of the CAF Champions League despite recording a 2-1 victory over Sudanese club, El Merrikh, in their playoff second-round tie on Wednesday.

The Fatai Osho-led side failed to overturn the 3-0 goal deficit suffered away in Sudan a fortnight ago despite thumping El Merreikh by 2-1.


Enyimba has been struggling in front of goal in recent times and could not go past El Merreikh at the Aba Stadium on Wednesday.


The two-time African champions were ousted out of the competition on a 4-2 goal aggregate.


The early goal conceded by Enyimba made their already difficult situation tougher as it now meant they needed to score five un-replied goals to be able to navigate past the Sudanese champions.


Former Remo Stars forward Victor Mbaoma, however, restored parity for the People’s Elephant in the 14th minute but was not enough.


The two-time African champions will have to seek redemption in the CAF Confederation Cup.



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