TWO Nigerian clubs, Bendel Insurance and Delta Queens, claimed back-to-back victories in men’s and women’s football in Benin City, Edo State yesterday and today.
In their CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round, first leg clash at the Ogbemudia Stadium, Bendel Insurance edged past Algeria’s ASO Chlef 1-0 to set up a tense return leg.
Imade Osarenkhoe struck in the first half to give Federation Cup holders Insurance the slim advantage ahead of next weekend’s second leg in Algeria.
The winners of the tie on aggregate will proceed to the next qualifying round in the quest to reach the group stages of the competition.
On their part, Nigeria Women’s Football League champions Delta Queens eased past USFA of Burkina Faso 3-0 in their WAFU B qualifying clash for the CAF Women’s Champions League.
Despite the dismissal of Vera Samuel, Delta Queens were too strong for the Burkinabes, with Alaba Olabiyi opening the scoring in the fifth minute.
Chinaza Agoh doubled the Nigerian champions’ advantage one minute after the hour mark, with Mercy Omokwo sealing the victory 11 minutes from time.
Delta Queens are seeking to earn a ticket to the third edition of the CAF Women’s Champions League later in the year.