Zamalek advance in the CAF Champions League, Rangers Crash Out | VIDEO
Enugu Rangers have been dumped out of the CAF Champions League despite beating Egyptian side Zamalek 2-1.
The Nigerian side lost the first leg 1-4 in Egypt and immediately set out to cancel the deficit by taking the lead in the game courtesy of a goal from Tope Olusesi few minutes from the half time break.
Zamalek leveled in the second half to restore their goal advantage leaving the Nigerians with a mountain to climb, as they needed to score four times to progress to the next round.
Godwin Aguda reestablished Enugu Rangers lead via the spot but the 2-1 win was not enough for them to progress to the next round, which is the group stage.
Just like Rivers United, Rangers will now drop to the CAF Confederations Cup where they will be hoping to make atonement for their poor showing in the CAF Champions League.
Full-time: Enugu Rangers 2-1 Zamalek
Scorers: Tope 45′, Aguda 89′ / Morsi 71′
Yellow cards: Maarouf Yussuf, Tarek Hamed, Stanley Ohawuchi
Zamalek: Mahmoud Gennesh, Ahmed Fatouh, Ali Gabr, Islam Gamal, Osama Ibrahim, Tarek Hamed, Ahmed Tawfik, Maarouf Yussuf, Stanley Ohawuchi, Mohamed Ibrahim (Bassem Morsi), Hossam Salama (Ayman Hefni)
Enugu Rangers: Itodo, Osas, Ebere, Hemlong, Pape, Camara, Tope, Bobby, Fortune, Chinedu, Etor