Bayelsa United Crash Out Of CAF Confederation Cup After Sfaxien Thrashing

Bayelsa United Crash Out Of CAF Confederation Cup After Sfaxien Thrashing

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By Ebube Dike

Bayelsa United have been eliminated from 2022 CAF Confederation Cup campaign on Saturday after they lost to Tunisian side, CD Sfaxien

The 2021 Aiteo Cup Champions were thrashed 4-0 in the return leg second round preliminary by Tunisian giants, CS Sfaxien

All four goals were scored in the first half.

The Nigerian National League side had won the first leg 1-0 courtesy of Victory Beniangba’s 55th-minute effort at the Yenagoa Township Stadium on Sunday but could not consolidate on the slip advantage in Tunisia.

At the Stade Taieb Mhiri Stadium in Sfax, Diepreye Teibowei’s men were hit for four as their ambitions faded into thin air.

Juventus of the Arabs took the lead in the 11th minute as Chris Kouakou capitalised on horrendous defending to fire past goalkeeper John Shaibu.

Six minutes later, Mohamed Ben Ali doubled the advantage as the Nigerian side struggled to get hold of possession.

In the goal-laden first half, Aymen Harzi made it three for Giovanni Solinas’s men in the 27th minute before Fares Chawat completed the rout five minutes before the half-time break.

Although Bayelsa United put up an improved performance in the second half, they were unable to get the goals as they bowed 4-1 on aggregate.

Bayelsa United join Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL champions, Akwa United on the exit list after they were bu flend out of the CAF Champions League earlier.

Nigeria still have hope in the two continental leagues with Enyimba and Rivers United playing on Sunday in Confederation Cup and Champions League respectively.

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