Enugu Rangers went down to a narrow 2-1 loss against Gabonese club, AS Pelican in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup First Round clash in Libreville on Saturday, reports Completesports.com.
The hosts raced into a two-goal lead early in the game before Nnamdi Egbujuo reduced the deficit for the Flying Antelopes before the break.
Rangers fought hard to equalise but Pelican stood resolute at the back.
The Enugu club will need to score just a goal in the reverse fixture without conceding to scale through to the next round.
The second leg comes up on September 29 at ‘The Cathedral’, Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.
The Flying Antelopes are looking to become the first Nigerian club to win the CAF Confederation Cup.
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By Adeboye Amosu