Heartland eliminate SuperSport United


The Nigerians were favourites to go through after a 1-1 result in the first leg two weeks ago, and SuperSport made matters easier for the hosts by only flying into Owerri from Lagos on the morning of the game.

The Nigerians wasted little time pressing home the advantage as Emeka Nwanna put them in front after 39 minutes.

Further goals were added by John Owoeri and Bello Musa Kofarmata in the five-minute spell as the Naze Millionaires sealed passage to the group stages.

Brian Umony grabbed a late consolation 10 minutes from time, but it was nothing more than that from SuperSport, who drop down to the Confederation Cup.