Lagos - Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on
Wednesday night in Sousse, Tunisia squeezed through into the group stage of the
2016 CAF Champions League after a 4-3 win on penalty kicks.
In the second leg match of their final qualification round
fixture in the competition, the two-time African champions lost 3-0 to hosts
Etoile Sportive du Sahel.
The match saw Enyimba, 3-0 winners in the first leg in Port
Harcourt over a week ago, failing to hold on after conceding only a goal in the
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Hamza Lahmar had given the hosts a first half lead, before
Brazilian player Diogo Acosta scored twice midway into the second half to take
the match to extra time.
Extra time play yielded no goal and, after a 3-3 aggregate
over two legs, the penalty kicks shootout was applied with Enyimba scoring four
times and conceding thrice.
Enyimba will now join seven others in the May 24 draw to
know which group they are in the money-spinning phase of the competition.
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