CAF Champions League: LPRC Oilers Beat Togo’s ASKO de Kara 4-2 on Aggregate to Reach Next Round


Liberia’s First Division champions LPRC Oilers have advanced to the next round of the CAF TotalEnergies Champions League following a breathtaking 4-2 aggregate win over Togolese giants, ASKO de Kara in the first preliminary rounds.

Though the Liberian champions lost 2-1 in a second leg clash away to ASKO on Sunday, 19 September at the Stadé de Kégué in Lomé, Togo.

But a tremendous 3- 0 win first leg win earned the Oilers a slot to the next face of the elite continental club competition in Africa.

Oilers are through to the First Round of the CAF Champions League for the first time since 1993 when the competition was then called the African Cup of Champions Clubs.

Oilers progressed to the First Round for the first time in 1993, during their second appearance in the competition, after Togolese side Étoile Filante withdrew from the competition.

After eliminating Togolese club ASKO DE KARA on a 4-2 goal aggregate the Oilers will next face Moroccan giants Raja Casablanca who were a seeded team in the first preliminary round of the 2021/22 CAF TotalEnergies Champions League comes October.

Raja are the most successful Moroccan Club winning 12 league titles, three CAF Champions League and two Confederation Cups.

Raja will be visitors to the Oilers on October 15 -16 with the return leg in Casablanca, Morocco on October 22-23.
According to a record revealed by LPRC Oilers media team, the visit of Raja to Liberia to lock horns with the Oil boys will be their first visit to Liberia in 31 years after they honored a CAF Champions league second leg clash with Mighty Barrolle on March 22, 1990 where they lost 2-1 at the SKD but qualified to the next round on a 3-2 goal aggregate after winning the first leg 2-0 on March 8, 1990.

The Liberian domestic league giants are hopeful of a star-studded clash against their Moroccan opponents next month.