A gallant 3-3 aay draw was not good enough for Niger Tornadoes of Mina, as they crashed out 4-5 on aggregate to Santoba Conakry of Guinea in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Ikon Allah Boys gave a spirited account of themselves on a terrible pitch at the September 28 Stadium in Conakry on Friday night but bowed out 4-5 on aggregate after losing the first leg 1-2 in Kaduna two weeks earlier.
Forward Segun Alebiosu twice put the Nigerian Federation Cup runners-up in front in the first half of the game but they were pegged back on each occasion courtesy of strikes by Abdouramane Bah and Gaoussou Siby.
Santoba however went ahead for the first time in the game when Ousmane Camara scored in the 79th minute but Abubakar Bala’s men managed to find an equaliser six minutes from time.
Neither side could find a winner in the closing stages but the first leg advantage was enough to see Santoba through to the first round while Tornadoes now face the realities of second division football back home after their relegation at the end of last term.