By Monica Iheakam
It was more woes for Nigeria yesterday, as her remaining representative in the CAF Champions League, Rangers International of Enugu crashed out despite their face saving 2-1 win over visiting Zamalek of Egypt in Enugu.
This misfortune is coming barely 24 hours after Rivers United were bundled out of the same competition by Al- Merreikh of Sudan.
The Nigeria Professional Football League champions were defeated 4-1 in the first leg last week at the Military Stadium, Cairo, thus crashing out 5-3 on aggregate.
The Flying Antelopes who needed a three-goal margin to progress left business till late in the first half to record their first goal through Tope Olusesi in the 45th minute . Basan Morsi however restored parity for the Egyptians in the 71st minute and Godwin Aguda then made it 2-1 for Rangers with only two minutes left of play.
The Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) defending champions, and their runners-up Rivers United of Port Harcourt, will now drop to the play-offs of the CAF Confederation Cup where they will hope to reach the group stage of the second-tier CAF club competition.