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CAFCC: MFM Knocked Out By Mali’s Djoliba

CAFCC: MFM Knocked Out By Mali’s Djoliba

By Adeboye Amosu:

Nigeria’s MFM FC were knocked out of the CAF Confederation Cup despite a face saving 0-0 draw against Djoliba of Mali in the second leg of their play-off tie at the Modibo Keita Stadium in Bamako on Wednesday.

Djoliba edged out the Olukoya Boys 1-0 on aggregate having won the first leg 1-0 at the Agege Stadium and will now take part in the group stages of the competition.

The hosts dominated proceedings from start to finish but were unable to find a way past the MFM defence marshalled by skipper Austine Opara.

Oumar Kida, Siaka Bagayoko and Mohammed Cisse also wasted clear-cut opportunities for the hosts in the entertaining encounter.

MFM failed to conjure anything meaningful upfront despite a strong display by the team’s talisman Chukwuka Onuwa.

Nigeria now has only one representative, Enyimba, left in the competition following the ouster of Plateau United and Akwa United.

Plateau United lost 4-0 against Algeria’s USM Alger on Tuesday, bowing out 5-2 on aggregate, while Akwa United beat Al Hilal of 3-1 in Uyo earlier on Wednesday but exited the competition on away goals rule having lost the first leg 2-0.

Enyimba were held 0-0 at home South Africa’s Bidvest Wits but progressed into the group stages on away goals rule after holding the Clever Boys to a 1-1 in the first leg.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 5
  • Brodotastic 7 months ago

    Nigerian football is dead . NFA / Government r d culprits. D NFL needs 2 b privatized

  • These clubs keep disgracing Nigeria in CAF club competitions. They should stop participating, biko. Just watch the next SoccerAfrica edition on Supersport and watch how that Sizwe guy and the rest make a mockery of Nigerian clubs. Crashed out of Caf Champions League, still couldn’t make it in the lower competition. All of NFL corruption in conjunction with godfathers in state sports administration who get in their less skilled candidates.

  • Chima E Samuels 7 months ago

    If you guys read well my past prediction Eyimba was the only team I gave a chance to qualify but I’m not giving the cup to them not until NFF wake up from their sleep to task and run our football in true and sincere way

  • irabor kingsley 7 months ago

    the most annoying part of this whole thing is the way Nigeria clubs lose their stand out players at the end of the season, Odey and some other players migrated to foreign clubs after last season, can’t they stay for 2 or more season before moving abroad, when they perform a little, at the end of the they are already making moves to ply their trade abroad, this indiscriminate export of our best hands without adequate replacement is majorly responsible, for such an abysmal performance at CAF Championships. El Kaabi that was the stand out player for Morocco during the CHAN tournament, is still playing in the Moroccan league, if he was a Nigerian he will be be in Europe by now. NFF should make the league rewarding enough for our best hands to stay. i rest my case.

    • Kelechi 7 months ago

      Irabor, I can understand your perspective. But, My Friend, your last sentence states the reason for the exodus. It an uphill task trying to raise your head in every sector of our economy. I don’t blame those players at all.

      If I have a trade with time bound, I would seek the best paying alternative.