Nigeria's Enugu Rangers thrown out of Confederation Cup

The African Confederation Cup trophy

Nigeria's Enugu Rangers have been disqualified from the Confederation Cup for fielding an ineligible player.

The Confederation of African Football ruled that Daniel Emmanuel was not registered to played in the Group A play-off against CS Sfaxien on 2 June, a match which ended 0-0 and sent Rangers through 1-0 on aggregate after their first-leg win.

Caf has now overturned that result and reinstated the Tunisians at the expense of Rangers.

The governing body said Emmanuel had not been registered in accordance with Article 25 of the Regulations governing the competition.

CS Safxien, winners of the Confederation Cup in 2007 and 2008, have been placed in Group A, where they will meet fellow Tunisians Etoile du Sahel, Ethiopia's Saint Georges and Stade Malien of Mali.

Group B contains Algeria's Entente Setif, Morocco's FUS Rabat, TP Mazembe of DR Congo and CA Bizertin of Tunisia.