–Draw Smouha of Egypt, Pillars get Morocco foes
Enyimba of Aba striker Andrew Abalogu scored in the second half to earn the three time Africa champions a deserved 1-0 win over Buffles Borgou of Benin Republic.
The Nigerians thus earned a 4-0 aggregate win over their West African counterparts and will now meet Smouha of Egypt in the second round fixture of the CAF Champions League.
Similarly, Nigeria champions Kano Pillars will play FC Moghreb Tetouan of Morocco in the first round proper of this year’s CAF Champions League competition.
Pillars swept aside Al Malakia of South Sudan 3-0 in Kano on Saturday, for a 5-0 aggregate win, while Moghreb edged C.O.B. of Mali 3-2 on aggregate to be eligible. Two goals by Gambo Mohammed saw off the visitors.
On Sunday, Pillars management reciprocated Malakia’s uncommon hospitality in Juba by hosting the South Sudan delegation to a special lunch at Central Hotel, Kano.
The Kano giants host the first leg of the fixture against Moghreb at the Sani Abacha Stadium on Saturday, March 14.
Port Harcourt lords, Dolphins FC had to endure a penalty shoot-out win over Leones Vegetarianos of Equatorial Guinea after both teams were tied 1-1 on aggregate.
Dolphins now take on Club Africain of Tunisia, with the first leg in Tunis on March 13.
Warri Wolves, who hammered Racing Club Bobo-Dioulasso of Burkina Faso 4-0 on aggregate, will play the winner of the fixture between Dedebit of Ethiopia and Cote d’Or of Seychelles.