Athletic

CAFCC: MFM kicked out by Djoliba

Nigeria’s MFM FC have been knocked out of the CAF Confederation Cup (CAFCC), despite playing out a 0-0 draw against Djoliba of Mali in the second leg of their play-off tie.

The match played at the Modibo Keita Stadium in Bamako saw the hosts edged out the Olukoya Boys 1-0 on aggregate.

The Malians having won the first leg 1-0 at the Agege Stadium will now progress to the group stage of the continental competition.

The hosts dominated proceedings from start to finish but were unable to find a way past the MFM defence marshalled by skipper Austine Opara.

Oumar Kida, Siaka Bagayoko and Mohammed Cisse also wasted clear-cut opportunities for the hosts in the entertaining encounter.

MFM failed to conjure anything meaningful upfront despite a strong display by the team’s talisman Chukwuka Onuwa.

Nigeria now has only one representative, Enyimba FC of Aba, left in the competition following the ouster of Plateau United and Akwa United.

Plateau United lost 4-0 against Algeria’s USM Alger on Tuesday, bowing out 5-2 on aggregate.

Also, Akwa United beat Al Hilal of 3-1 in Uyo earlier on Wednesday but exited the competition on away goals rule having lost the first leg 2-0.

Enyimba were held 0-0 at home to South Africa’s Bidvest Wits, but progressed into the group stages on away goals rule after holding the Clever Boys to a 1-1 in the first leg.

Source: Voice of Nigeria