Enyimba FC has been knocked out of the 2019-20 CAF Champions League after a 1-0 loss to Al-Hilal Omdurman in Sudan. The Aba Elephants failed to make their home advantage count as they could not break the resilient visitors at the Enyimba stadium in Aba.
FULL TIME: Al-Hilal Omdurman 1-0 Enyimba
The loss to Al-Hilal Omdurman now confirms Nigeria’s absence in the top continental showpiece as Kano Pillars got knocked out in the first round.
Enyimba will now fight for a place in the CAF Confederations cup when they go in for the playoffs with CAF Confederations Cup teams.
Enyimba FC players shot themselves on the foot as they could not break the yokes of their visitors in the reverse fixture knowing fully well that it would be difficult to get a convincing result in Sudan. We can still recall that Rivers United lost 4-0 on this same ground after they had won the reverse fixture 3-0 in Nigeria three seasons ago thus they failed to qualify for the Group Phase of the CAF Champions League.
Enyimba next opponent will soon be revealed when CAF conducts the draw for the playoffs