Lagos - Nigeria’s Warri Wolves have crashed out of the CAF Confederation Cup, after losing to AC Leopard of Congo 4-3 on aggregate.
The return leg match played at the Warri City Stadium on Saturday 6th June saw the Seasiders recorded a 3-1 win over their Cogolese visitors.
Wolves the only hope of Nigeria on the continent, failed to overturn a 3-0 deficit they suffered in the first leg tie at the Stade Denis Sassou Nguesso on Sunday 17th May.
The visiting team had two chances to score in the first ten minutes of the game. They were repelled by Wolves goalie Daniel Akpeyi.
Wolves gradually settled down as they searched for the much needed goals in front of their fans in Warri.
Michael Okoyoh fired his effort wide when put through on goal, while Solomon Kwambe saw his 13th minute free-kick struck the cross bar.
Freedom Omofoman was wasteful when he ought to have put his team ahead in an action filled first half.
The first stanza ended 0-0 in Warri.
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Wolves took the lead through Gbolahan Salami as early as the third minute of the second half to give the Nigerian side hope.
It meant Wolves needed to score 3 more goals to qualify.
Leopard fought back to restore parity in the 52nd minute through a strike from Guelor Bhebey Ndey.
Twenty minutes after the equalizer, Salami scored the second goal to give Wolves a 2-1 lead over Leopard.
One minute to the end of the entertaining match, Oghenekaro Etebo netted the 4th goal of the game, but it was too late as the home team crashed out of the second tier club competition in Africa.
Warri Wolves Line Up: Daniel Akpeyi, Solomon Kwambe, Ojo Mine, Goodluck Onamado Goodluck (Ikechukwu Ibenegbu 46'), Okoyoh Michael, Joseph Osadiaye (Stanley Dimgba 46'), Omofoman Freedom, Etebo Oghenekaro, Gbolahan Salami.
Subs Not Used: Odah Okiemute, Bright Akpojuvwewo, Onyekachi Okafor, Abu Azeez, Itoya Kelvin.