Former Nigerian league champions, Enugu Rangers earned an unwanted record to lose 2-1 to AS Pelican of Gabon in the first leg of a CAF Confederations Cup match played at the weekend.
Former Heartland star Nnamdi Egbujor marked his debut for the flying antelopes with the only goal for the Nigerian side.
FT: AS Pelican (Gabon) 2-1 Rangers
Debut goal for former Heartland star Nnamdi Egbujor.
Crucial away goal for Rangers ahead of the second leg in a fortnight’s time. #CAFCC
— Fisayo Dairo (@FisayoDairo) September 14, 2019
The loss is a first by a Nigerian club to a Gabonese club in the CAF Confederation Cup in four encounters featuring clubs from both countries.
Rangers’ 2-1 loss to AS Pelican is the first loss by a Nigerian club to a Gabonese club in the CAF Confederation Cup – P4 W3 L1. Stung. #CAFCC
— Opta Nigeria (@OptaNGR) September 14, 2019
In four encounters, Nigerian clubs have won 3 matches and lost just once to any Gabonese club side.
Enugu Rangers will host AS Pelican in the return leg of the fixture at the Nnamdi Azikwe stadium in Enugu.