Nigeria’s representative, Enyimba, have crashed out of the CAF Champions League following their 1-0 loss to Zamalek at the Petrosport Stadium in Cairo on Monday.
With South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns having secured top spot in the three-team group with a game to spare, Zamalek and Enyimba met in what was effectively a quarterfinal.
The Egyptians came into the game with a notable advantage, both in hosting the clash and having beaten their Nigerian opponents 1-0 in Port Harcourt in the teams’ first group meeting back in June.
This meant the White Knights only needed to avoid defeat to ensure progression.
In the end, they went one better, with Bassem Morsi – the same scorer in Port Harcourt more than two months ago – once again haunting Enyimba by netting a 63rd minute goal from the penalty spot.
The result sees Zamalek complete their Group B matches and finish with six points from four outings.
Enyimba are bottom of the standings with zero point and will end their participation in the tournament with a home match against Sundowns next week.