It was always going to be huge ask and so it proved as Enyimba failed to overturn a huge first leg deficit against Pyramids of Egypt to crash out at the quarterfinals stage for the second straight season.
The Nigerians were dumped out 5-2 on aggregate after only managing a 1-1 draw with the Egyptians in Aba.
Trailing 4-1 from last week’s encounter in Cairo, the Aba Elephants needed to score thrice without reply to complete an unlikely comeback but found themselves trailing to Ibrahim Adel’s 35th-minute opener.
The returning Anayo Iwuala replied for the home side eight minutes later to send both sides into the break on level terms.
Fatai Osho’s side failed to find the spark needed to push their cause and there were to be no further goals as the two-time African champions meekly bowed out of the competition 5-2 on aggregate.