Plateau, MFM, Akwa progress

Posted on Feb 23 2018 - 8:15am by admin

Idris Adesina

Plateau United and MFM on Wednesday progressed to the second round of the  CAF Champions League  after beating their  opponents in the second leg of their first round fixtures.

Plateau, who defeated Eding Sport of Cameroon 3-0 in Jos, beat the hosts 1-0 in Yaounde to qualify 4-0 on aggregate while MFM defeated  AS Bamako 1-0 at the Agege Stadium in Lagos after playing a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Bamako. They qualified 2-1 on aggregate.

However, the two teams have been handed tough opponents in their next round as they meet North African opponents.

Plateau will meet Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia, who drew a bye into the round, while MFM will meet Algerian side Mouloudia Club de Alger, who defeated AS Otoho of Congo 9-2 on aggregate.

MFM host the Algerian side in the first leg while Plateau will be away to the Tunisians.

The winners of the second round fixtures over two legs will proceed to the group stage of the competition while the losers will play in another qualifying round of the Confederation Cup.

Akwa United also qualified for the next round of the CAF Confederation Cup after beating  Gambian side Hawks 2-0 in Banjul on Wednesday. The Hawks  won the  first leg 2-1 in Uyo. Akwa thus qualified 3-2 on aggregate.

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