Enugu Rangers went down in a 2-1 loss to Gabonese club, AS Pelican in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup first round match. The game was played in Libreville on Saturday.
After initially going two goals down in the first half, Nnamdi Egbujuo gave the Flying Antelopes a lifeline as he popped up with a vital away goal for the Nigeria flag-bearers before the half-time break.
Both teams fired blanks in the second half as Pelican held on to the slim advantage.
Rangers fought hard to equalise but Pelican stood resolute at the back.
The second leg comes up on September 29 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium, Enugu.
The Flying Antelopes are looking to become the first Nigerian club to win the CAF Confederation Cup. Rangers failed to make it out of the group stage last season of the same competition but they are hoping for a better performance this time.