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Enyimba FC Qualify! Beat Etoile Du Sahel 7-6 Aggregate

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Theophilus Afelokhai was the hero of Wednesday’s night CAF Champions League match played in Sousse, Tunisia as he stopped four penalties to earn Enyimba a befitting 7-6 aggregate win over hosts, Etoile du Sahel and cruised to the lucrative group stage of the competition.

The match ended 3-0 in regulation time in favour of Etoile du Sahel who had lost the first leg by the same margin. The resultant penalty shoot-out saw the Nigerian champions’ goalkeeper, Afelokhai saving four penalties thus leading the former two time champions to the group stage.

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Holders TP Mazembe crashed out of the African Champions League after a 3-1 aggregate loss to Wydad Casablanca. The Moroccans, coached by former Real Madrid boss John Toshack, scored late in DR Congo to earn a 1-1 draw.

Mazembe had taken the lead after 28 minutes as Mali defender Salif Coulibaly headed home a corner from Ghana’s Solomon Asante. Reda Hajhouj equalised in injury time, in a match that Mazembe created several chances. The draw for the group stage will be held on 24 May in Cairo, Egypt.

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