Enugu Rangers played out to a 0-0 draw with FC Nouadhibou in Sunday’s Caf Confederation Cup Group A clash.
After defeats in their first two games, the Flying Antelopes rescued their qualification hopes with a point at the Stade Cheikha Ould Boidiya, Nouakchott.
In the contest where scoring chances were few, the hosts blew away a glorious chance to take the lead after 18 minutes with Sidi Abdoullah failing to beat goalkeeper Nana Bonsu after being sent through on goal.
Rangers had more scoring chances but none of them made it into the net. First, Uwadiegwu Ugu’s long range effort narrowly missed the target before Kingsley Eleje’s 20-yard freekick did little to threaten Nouadhibou’s goalkeeper.
In the second half, the Flying Antelopes again bungled several chances with poor finishing, ending up with only two of their 17 shots on target.
Despite the away point, they sit in third position in Group A and will be looking to get their qualification hopes back on track when they host the Mauritanians in the reverse fixture on January 12.
Anything short of victory for Salisu Yusuf’s men at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium will put an end to their chase for continental glory.