3 Both sides had played out a 2-2 draw in the first leg match of their fixture at the Stade Franceville on Sept. 10.
The second leg match played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium saw Chappy Katoh scoring the only goal for Plateau United in the 64th minute.
5 However, it was the hosts who created more chances but were frustrated by goalkeeper Rudd Tsoumbou for the first half to end goalless.
6 Fidelis Ilechukwu’s side continued to dominate play and were unlucky not to score early in the second half.
7 The deadlock was however broken in the 64th minute when a lovely cross from Ibrahim Mustapha found Katoh who nodded in a powerful header from close range.
8 The visitors then piled on the pressure in the last 20 minutes of the game, but Plateau United were resolute in defence as they held on four victory.
9 NAN reports that Plateau United will now play in the second preliminary round where they face Espérance de Tunis of Tunisia, hosting the first leg match on Oct. 7.
In another CAF Champions League game also played on Sunday, hosts Watanga FC of Liberia defeated Nigerian champions Rivers United FC 1-0.
But the Port Harcourt-based side still progressed to the second preliminary round on a 3-1 aggregate victory, having won the first leg at home with a commanding 3-0 lead.
12 This was in the second leg match of their first round fixture and it was played at the Stade Gen. Senyi Kountche in Niamey.
13 The result meant Kwara United qualified 3-0 on aggregate to book a second round berth against reigning Confederation Cup champions Renaissance Sportive de Berkane of Morocco.
14 It was however a sad day for hosts Remo Stars, Nigeria’s other representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup.
They bowed out of the competition following a 0-1 loss to visiting Moroccan side AS FAR Rabat.
The first leg in Morroco had ended in a 1-1 draw, but the experienced Moroccan side pulled off a stunning away victory to end the Nigerian side’s campaign.