Rivers Angels of Port Harcourt are out of the maiden CAF Women’s Champions League in Egypt, after losing 0-1 to Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa on Tuesday.
A first-half goal by Zanele Nhlapho in the 17th minute sealed victory against the Nigerians at the El Salaam Stadium, Cairo.
The game saw the Port Harcourt side create lots of scoring chances it could not convert to goals.
However, the referee cancelled a 53-minute goal by Maryann Ezenagu for coach Edwin Okon’s side.
With an earlier 0-3 loss to AS FAR of Morocco in the first game, even a win against Vihiga Queens of Kenya on Friday will only be consolatory and not enough to qualify them for the tournament’s semi-finals due to head-to-head rules.
The South Africans lead group B with six points, while the Kenyans and Moroccans are on three points from three matches.