CAFCC: Etoile Pip Rangers 2-0 In Enugu

CAFCC: Etoile Pip Rangers 2-0 In Enugu

Enugu Rangers hopes of progressing into the knock-out round of the CAF Confederation Cup suffered a huge setback following a 2-0 home loss to Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel at the Nnamdi Azikiwe, Enugu on Sunday, reports Completesports.com.

The Flying Antelopes who lost 2-1 to the visitors in the reverse fixture last Sunday were hoping to gain revenge in the contest but instead fell to another agonising defeat.

Maher Hannechi put the North Africans ahead in the 19th minute after warding off the threat of the home team in the opening minutes of the game.

The hosts fought hard to get back into the game but were let down by their profligacy in front of goal.

Rangers fell further behind in the 69th minute after Isaac Loute conceded a penalty following a rash tackle in the box.

Iheb Msakni converted the spot kick to make the points save for Etoile du Sahel.

Etoile du Sahel moved to top position in the group with eight points from four matches. Rangers sit in third position with four points.

CS Sfaxien and Salitas of Burkina Faso will clash in the other group fixture later on Sunday.

By Adeboye Amosu

 

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 4
  • Boy Alinko 6 months ago

    Only Nigeria clubs will be losing home and away shey shey shame!

     
    • Igbekun Abo 6 months ago

      Home advantage should have given them upper hand.

       
      • Christian rowland 6 months ago

        Unfortunately it was not Nigerian league where home team must win.

         
        • @ Christian that is old news and no longer applies.
          The data of home game equals home win are long gone. For example in the NPFL matches in February this year one third of matches did not end in a home win. Or 33%. Out of 40 matches, only 27 resulted in a home win.
          So that can rest now