Enyimba cruised into the group stages of the CAF Confederations Cup on away goal at Bidvest’s expense after a goalless draw at the UJ Esuene Stadium in Calabar, AOIFootball.com reports.
The People’s Elephants drew 0-0 against a ten-man Bidvest Wits to secure an improbable aggregate.
Enyimba were certainly under immense pressure early on as they had to clear off the line following a great scissor kick by Klate, six minutes later.
The People’s Elephants almost went ahead with virtually their first attack of the game, but Chinonso Okonkwo failed to find the target.
Former Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Fatau Dauda was called upon five minutes to half-time when Keagan Ritchie tested him with a long-range shot which he was able to punch safely to touch.
Minutes following the restart, Ike Ibenegbu fashioned a half-volley from close-range just wide, with Abdulrahman Bashir unable to steer in the follow through effort.
On the 55th minute, the Students pulled in a creeping header at the far post from Bongani Khumalo but Dauda was quick to stop the effort.
On the 65th minute, Bashir dropped deep and played the ball to Freedom Omofoman, who dragged his last man before firing wide from a good scoring position.
Enyimba were handed a further boost following the dismissal of Edwin Gyimah for a rough challenge on Austin Oladapo in the 68th minute.
With four minutes to go, Wits had a golden chance to clinch their progression with a two-on-one scenario, but Rodgers couldn’t get his head on the delivery from Thobani Mncwango.
The Clever Boys were handed a scare in added time in the form of a penalty after Omofoman was upended following his run through the box.
The penalty was however saved by Kyle Peters following Oladapo’s attempt and Ifeanyi Anaemena only struck the side-netting from the rebound.
The game ended 0-0 with Enyimba progressing to the group stages on away goal.