Aiteo Cup champions, Enugu Rangers continued their remarkable run in the CAF Confederations Cup as they survived an early scare to defeat Lesotho’s Bantu FC 2-1 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium to qualify 4-2 on aggregate, reports.
Having won the first leg in Maseru eight days ago, the Flying Antelopes were very much determined to preserve their 100% home recorded in the competition. The visitors, however, had other ideas when Lehlohonolo Fathoane put them ahead after just 13 minutes to offer them a little hope.
The Gbenga Ogunbote-led boys then responded with two quick-fire goals in the space of 60 seconds when Ibrahim Ajani equalized on the 19th minute to restore parity before Godwin Aguda put Rangers ahead 60 seconds later to record his 5th goal of the competition.
Rangers should have increased their tally but were lackluster in front of goal when Ifeanyi George missed a sitter just before the half time whistle.
The second stanza resumed in almost similar fashion as the first as the hosts brought on Seka Pascal and Kevin Itoya for the duo of Ifeanyi George and Bright Silas.
But both substitutes were culpable for missing series of chances as Rangers held on to complete the double and record their 5th win in six games.
The Flying Antelopes will now go into Monday’s draw with confidence having scaled the hurdle of the qualifiers without any scratch.