Enyimba’s watch in this season’s CAF Confederation Cup has come to an end after the two-time African champions suffered a 3-1 aggregate quarter-final defeat to Guinea’s Horoya.
Goals from Bolaji Sakin and Boubackar Samessekou in the 28th and 84th minutes respectively were sufficient to secure a place in the semi-finals for Lamine N’Diaye’s wards.
Enyimba needed a win in the second leg to ensure qualification after an underwhelming 1-1 draw in Aba but were handily outclassed by their Guinean hosts.
Sakin curled in the opener after a corner-kick was not properly dealt with, before Samessekou ended all hopes of a comeback with a late header.
Enyimba finished as runners up in Group D with 10 points from six matches to qualify for the quarter-finals, but Horoya proved too strong for them. Their exit means that no Nigerian club is in the last four of this year’s competition, as Enugu Rangers crashed out earlier in the competition.
Horoya face Egyptian side Pyramids for a place in the finals.