Abuja – Two goals in the first half by Bright Silas proved enough for Enugu Rangers as they overpowered Algeria’s USM Bel Abbes to qualify to the next stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State (2nd left) with representative of Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Mohammad Nasiru (left); former Governor of old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo (2nd right) and Captain of Rangers International Football Club of Enugu, Okey Odita,

The first leg in Algeria a week ago ended in a goalless draw for the Nigerian flag bearers to progress 2-0 on aggregate.

The match played at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Sunday saw Nippy winger Bright Silas scoring both goals for The Flying Antelopes who took the game to their visitors from the onset.

The former JUTH FC star opened scoring after six minutes before he doubled the lead in first half stoppage time after he was assisted by defender Isaac Loute.

The Algerians were reduced to 10 men on 90 minutes after one of their players Boualem received his second booking.

Rangers created the better chances, but poor finishing added with some resolute defending and good goalkeeping by the visitors denied them a bigger win.

Rangers now awaits its next opponent in the group stage of the Confederation Cup. (NAN)

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