CAFCC: Kano Pillars Ousted By ASC Jaraaf

Debutants Kano Pillars paid the price for a poor first leg as they crashed out of the Confederation Cup following a goalless draw with ASC Jaraaf at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium on Saturday.

The draw sealed a 3-1 aggregate win for ASC Jaraaf who progress to the playoff round of CAF’s second-tier competition.

Pillars’ ouster follows the exit of Plateau United who were dumped out of the CAF Champions League by Simba also on Saturday.

The Senegalese side held a had the advantage from the first leg where goals from Zaky Bassene, Samba Dialo and Lubasse Gulye cancelled out David Ebuka’s early strike at the Stade Lat Dior last week.

Pillars needed to win by two clear goals to seal a spot on the next round but apart from a searching shot from captain Rabiu Ali early on, failed to unsettle the visitors’ rearguard.

Defeat continues Pillars’ miserable record on the continent and they have now failed on four occasions to progress in CAF inter-club competitions after suffering a first leg loss.

Sai Masu Gida have also not made it past the preliminary round of CAF inter-club competitions since 2015 having also fallen at the first hurdle to Asante Kotoko in the Champions League last season.