Nigerian side Rangers International on Wednesday progressed to the next round of the Caf Confederation Cup after spanking Ethiopian side Defence Force 3-1 in Addis Ababa and 5-1 on aggregate.
The Flying Antelopes had beaten Defence Force 2-0 in the first leg of the preliminary round tie in Enugu last week.
Dibaba Wendimu put the hosts in front in the 3rd minute when he converted a spot kick.
But Rangers equalised through Bright Silas, who slammed home an inviting cross from Isaac Loute.
And in the 40th minute, Godwin Aguda made it 2-1 from the penalty spot, before Kelvin Itoya scored the third goal in the 79th minute.
“Experience gave us the edge, knowing that we came here with a two-goal lead and conceding very early gave us cause for some concern,” Rangers coach
“But we gradually came into the match and got the result we needed.
“Defence Force are not a bad side. But we did well to take most of our chances, while they did not.
“Looking ahead, we hope to make corrections in the areas noticed before our next match.”
Captain of the Nigerian side, Okey Odita, on his part agreed with his coach.
“It was a good game and we thank God for the victory. We played against a good side but we showed experience that took us above them.”
With this result, Rangers have qualified for the next round of the competition.