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Hope Rises For Enugu Rangers As CAF Could Disqualify Zamalek

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Nigeria CAF Champions League flag bearer Enugu Rangers who were beaten 1-4 by Egyptian side Zamalek have been given a lifeline by the Confederation of Africa Football ahead of their return leg tie in Nigeria this weekend.

CAF has opened investigation into Zamalek over the use of a player, who appears to be ineligible to take part in the tournament but played and scored against Enugu Rangers last weekend.

Reports coming out of Egypt has it that Hossam Paulo who scored the second goal for the Whites in their 4-1 win over Rangers is alleged to have been wrongly registered by the Egyptian side.

If Paulo is found to be ineligible, Zamalek will be disqualified from the tournament , which will see Enugu Rangers progressed to the group stage of the CAF Champions League as they need not worry about overturning the 1-4 deficit suffered in Egypt.

In 2013, Enugu Rangers suffered disqualification from the same tournament for similar reason, when they played an ineligible player in goalkepper Emmanuel Daniel against CSS Sfaxien of Tunisia in the preliminary rounds of the tournament.

* Prince Michael