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CAF Confederation Cup

  • April 5, 2013
  • • 15:00
  • • Estádio da Liga Muçulmana, Matola

LD Maputo win Aggregate 8 - 4

Muculmana shock Lobi Stars out of Confederation Cup with 7-1 thrashing in Maputo

Muculmana shock Lobi Stars out of Confederation Cup with 7-1 thrashing in Maputo

Photo by Sam Ade Oguns

The 2012 Federation Cup runners up suffered an embarrassing defeat in Mozambique to crash out of the competition

One of Nigeria's representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup, Lobi Stars have crashed out of the competition after they were thrashed 7-1 in the second leg of the first round encounter by Liga Despotivo Muculmana de Maputo in a match played on Friday night.

Though the full details about what transpired during the tie hasn't reached but reports have it that Lobi lost their goalkeeper, John Lawrence at some stage in the game and with alleged questionable calls from the match officials, it was difficult for the Benue-sponsored side to hold on to their 3-1 first leg advantage.

The club thus exited the second tier club competition 8-4 on aggregate despite holding a two goal cushion leading to the reverse fixture in Mozambique. can authoritatively reveal that the club from Mozambique which boasts of 11 international players gave Lobi a tough time in Bauchi during the initial leg before the home team got two late goals at the dead to get a respectable 3-1 win after LDMM had led 1-0 for most part of the game.

LDMM have thus progressed to the second round and will await the winner of Wydad Athletic of Morocco and AS Douanes of Togo also slated for this weekend in Lome with the Moroccan side holding 3-0 lead secured from the first leg in Casablanca a fortnight ago.