It was a tale of mixed fortunes for Nigerian clubs on the continent as Enyimba FC lost by a lone goal in their opener against Rahimo of Burkina Faso on Saturday in Ouagadougou.
The Peoples Elephant had fallen behind in the 30th minute of the encounter, and despite their brave efforts, they couldn’t find a leveller.
But the two-time African champions seem optimistic of a comeback as they took to their verified twitter handle to hail their performance away while vowing to double effort to turn the table during the return leg at the Aba township stadium August 22.
The other Caf Champions League representatives, Kano Pillars, recorded an impressive victory after overcoming very hard-fighting Ashati Kotoko 3-2 in Kano.
Despite the victory Pillars will have to work extremely hard as the Ghanaian side fought really hard an indication that they will not be a walk in the park in the return leg in Kumasi.
Niger Tornadoes competing in the Caf Confederation Cup lost in Kaduna on Saturday to Santoba of Guinea.
The visitors who appear to be in a hurry to sing victory song, shot into the lead in the 37th minute of the game and maintained their lead till the closing of first half. On resumption of hostilities in the second half Tornadoes came out smoking and their increased pressure earned a penalty which Godwin Zaki did not hesitate to convert.
The equaliser did not however last the distance as the visitors reclaimed the lead to leave final score line at 2-1.
Tornadoes now have it all to do away to Conakry August 22.