CAF CC: Enyimba Thrash San Pedro To Secure Quarterfinal Berth, Rangers Held At Home

Enyimba progressed to the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederation Cup following a 5-2 victory over San Pedro of Cote d’Ivoire in Abidjan on Sunday.

Abdulrahman Bashir opened the scoring for The Peoples Elephants in the second minute, while Victor Mbaoma added another a minute after.

Sherif Jimoh pulled a goal back for the hosts in the sixth minute.

Austin Oladapo grabbed a third for the visitors in the 25th minute thereby restoring Enyimba’s two-goal cushion.

Minutes to halftime, San Pedro’s Rolan Zan Bi reduced the deficit for the Ivorian side but Nigeria’s representatives made the tie safe in the second half with goals from Mbaoma and Stanley Dimgba.

The victory ensured the Peoples’ Elephant finished in second place a point behind Morocco’s Hassania Agadir who topped Group D with 11 points.

Closest group rivals Paradou AC from Algeria finished third on eight points after pulling a 3-0 upset against group winners Hassania Agadir in Morocco.

In Enugu, already eliminated Rangers battled to a 1-1 draw against Al Masry at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium.

Palestinian forward Mahmoud Wadi put the visitors ahead in the first half but Rangers forward Ifeanyi George hit back in the second half to rescue a draw for the Flying Antelopes who exit the competition in the group stage for the second straight year.

Al Masry progress to the quarter-final behind fellow Egyptians and Group A winners Pyramids FC who secured a 1-0 win against FC Nouadhibou in Mauritania.

The quarterfinals pairings will be decided when the draw for the knockout stage (quarter-finals and semi-finals) is held on 5 February 2020.