Enyimba International Football Club of Aba on Sunday cruised to the next round of the 2021/2022 CAF Confederation Cup in style, beating Senegal’s Diambars 3-0 in Aba and winning 4-0 on aggregate.
Omoyoele Tosin Abraham broke the deadlock as early as the first minute to douse tension.
Enyimba went to the break 2-0 up after Victor Mbaoma doubled their lead at the half-hour mark.
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Diambars had to finish the game with 10 men after Bacary Sane was shown the red card three minutes from time.
Enyimba used the numerical advantage to add a third goal right at the end through Kalu Samuel.
In other matches also played on Sunday, former champions RS Berkane, big guns JS Kabylie and Orlando Pirates of South Africa were among those who qualified to the next round.
The 2020 Confederation Cup champions RS Berkane of Morocco also qualify to the next round after completing the double over Tunisia’s US Ben Guerdane in Berkane.
The Oranges won 4-0 at home and 5-0 on aggregate after winning 1-0 away last weekend.
Algeria’s JS Kabylie ousted their Moroccan neighbours AS FAR after completing the double, beating them 2-1 in Tizi Ouzou. JS KAbylie qualified, winning 3-1 on aggregate.
DR Congo’s Motema Pembe repeated their first leg 2-1 victory over Rwanda’s AS Kigali to qualify, winning 4-2 on aggregate.
In Kinshasa, Katulondi Kati Kati opened the score for Motema Pembe after 26 minutes, but for Pierre Kwizera to restore parity for the visitors on the brink of half-time.
But Karim Kimvuidi put the hosts ahead again three minutes after the break to ensure his side’s path to the next round.
Red Arrows saved Zambia clubs’ blushes by reaching the next round, holding their hosts Primeiro de Agosto to a goalless draw in Angola’s capital Luanda.
Red Arrows made use of their home 1-0 win last week to reach the next round.
The qualified teams will now wait to know their opponents in the additional Second Preliminary Round after Tuesday’s draw.
They will face sides relegated from the 2021/2022 CAF Champions League Second Preliminary Round.