The two Nigerian Premier Football League clubs failed to rise to the occasion as they suffered crushing defeats in the first leg of their continental adventure
Kano Pillars fell to a 3-1 defeat away to Senegalese side ASC Diaraf in the first leg of their CAF Confederations Cup matchup on Saturday.
The victorious home side was buoyed by strikes from Joseph Bassene, Mohamed Diallo, and Pape Ndiaye.
Sai Masu Gida, though, boosted their chances of overturning the result in the second leg in Kano next week after David Ebuka’s away goal handed them a foothold in the tie.
ASC Jaraaf 3-1 Pillars
See you guys again in the second leg next weekend.
— Kano Pillars FC Official (@pillarsfc) November 28, 2020
In the other game involving a Nigerian side, Equatorial Guinea’s Futuro Kings secured a thrilling 2-1 win at home to Rivers United.
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Futuro Kings vs Rivers United
— Rivers United FC (@RiversUnitedFC) November 28, 2020
Results of CAF Confederations Games played across the continent:
Musongati 2-2 Green Eagles
AS Arta 0-1 Arab Contractors
Etoile du Congo 1-1 Bravos do Marquis
Futuro Kings 2-1 Rivers United
Al Ittihad Tripoli 4-1 Horseed
Namungo 3-0 Al Rabita
AS Kaloum Star 1-1 Tevragh Zeina
GAMTEL 0-1 TAS Casablanca
ASC Diaraf 3-1 Kano Pillars