Reigning Nigeria League champions Enyimba FC braved the odds to secure a place in the money-spinning Group stage of the CAF Champions League after edging out Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel 4-3 on penalties.
The Peoples Elephant were almost dumped out as they were overpowered 3-0 in regulation time by Etoile du Sahel.
Wednesday’s clash at the Olympic Stadium in Sousse was quite tense as the Tunisians who were quite hostile towards Enyimba did all they could to send the Nigeria club packing and they were almost close to extending Enyimba’s five-year wait to make it this far in the Champions League.
The Tunisians scored a goal in the first half and added two more in the second to cancel Enyimba’s first leg advantage.
However in the ensuing penalty kicks, Enyimba had the upper hand; wining 4-3