MFM, Akwa United Out Of Caf Confed. Cup

Cheryl Sanders
April 19, 2018

CAF has also designated Tuesday for CAF Champions League midweek group stage matches while Wednesday will be reserved for CAF Confederation Cup dates.

Nigeria's Enyimba advanced to the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup at the expense of reigning South African champions Bidvest Wits following a goalless draw in Calabar. They'd already been eliminated from the CAF Champions League in the First Round, and were up against it after being pitted against Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca and losing the first leg 2-0 at home.

Ajiboye was, however, unable to prevent Oussama Darlafou who scored USM's only goal in the first leg from scoring another header four minutes before the break.

The five-day event will be attended by the elite panel of men match officials and will be used to gauge the readiness of the participants for impending competitions, notably the Confederation Cup and Confederation Champions group stage matches.

The group stage of the two competitions will kick-off on the weekend of 4-6 May 2018.

Wits needed to overturn a 1-1 draw from the first-leg at home two weeks ago, but were in for a torrid time, despite a positive start.

Akwa United Coach Abdu Maikaba has given his thoughts on his team's painful exit from the CAF Confederation Cup even as he admits that his team has learned lessons from the competition.

Al Hilal won the first leg in Sudan 2-0 and took the lead in the second leg, before Akwa United fought back to score three goals.

At the end, the game ended 3-1 and 3-3 on aggregate, handing the advantage to Al Hilal on the away goal rule.

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