Enyimba to Face AS Real of Mali in CAF Champions League 1/16 Round

Two-time winners, Enyimba, will host AS Real de Bamako on March 2 in Aba in the 1/16 round of the Orange Caf Champions League.

Enyimba will face AS Real of Mali in the 1/16 final of the Champions League qualifiers, after seeing of Togolese outfit Anges de Notse.

The Peoples Elephant advanced to the next qualifying round of Africa’s elite club competition despite losing 2-1 in Lome on Sunday.

They saw off Anges de Notse 4-3 on aggregate having won the first leg of the preliminary round tie 3-1 in Aba a week ago.

Enyimba goal in Lome was scored by new signing Abdulrahman Bashir in the 66th minute after the home opened scoring just before the interval.

Abdulrahaman Bashir's Goal Guides Enyimba Into Champions League First Qualifying Round.
Abdulrahaman Bashir’s Goal Guides Enyimba Into Champions League First Qualifying Round.

AS Real reached the 1/16 final through away goal advantage after scoring twice in their first-leg tie against Moroccan outfit AS FAR in last week’s 2-2 draw.

Saturday’s 1-1 draw in Bamako ensured Real a 3-3 aggregate finish and a swift passage into the next qualifying round of the competition where they face reigning Federation Cup holders Enyimba.

The first-leg 1/16 final tie comes up in the weekend of 28 February before a return-leg match slated for 7-9 March 2014.

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