Bayelsa United, one of the clubs representing Nigeria in the CAF Confederation Cup, were on Saturday evening knocked out of the competition by CS Sfaxien in Sfax, Tunisia.
Goals from Chris Kouakou, Mohammed Ben Ali, Aymen Harzi and Firas Chawatt in the 10th, 17th, 27th and 38th minute ensured that the Nigerian side are eliminated from the prestigious continental football tournament.
United had gone into the game with a one goal advantage and were hoping to stage an upset but unfortunately they were sent packing from the second-tier club competition by the Tunisian giants.
Just as the first leg last weekend in Yenagoa proved difficult for the Prosperity Boys, the second leg was even tougher as the Coach Diepreye Teibowe-tutored side displayed lack of experience, especially in the first half and paid the sad price of leaving the competition with a 4-1 aggregate score line.
Their terrible performance in the first half saw them conceding all the four goals and they couldn’t do anything in the second half to salvage the situation.
Bayelsa United had edged Guinean side AS Ashanti Golden Boys 4-2 in the first preliminary round to get to this stage.
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The Yenagoa based club side are not entirely new to continental football having reached the semi finals of the CAF Champions League in 2009 as well as the CAF Confederation Cup in 2014.
With this development, Nigeria is now left with just one team each in the CAF Confederation Cup and Champions League.
Both teams, Enyimba and Rivers United will be in action on Sunday and while Enyimba with a 1-0 advantage from the first leg is hosting Diambars FC from Senegal in Aba, Rivers United on the other hand have a tougher task away to Al Hilal who forced them to a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Port Harcourt last weekend.