Rivers United have made it to the group stage of the CAF confederations cup for the first time in their history courtesy of the 6-1 aggregate win against Al-Nasr of Libya.
Rivers had already won the first leg at the Port Harcourt stadium by 5-0 before going to play a 1-1 draw in Libya on Wednesday night.
The home side scored first in the encounter but the Port Harcourt-based side equalized to end the encounter 1-1 apiece.
However, the other representative Plateau United had other ideas when the surrendered a 4-1 first leg advantage to lose 3-0 in Libya.
Fidelis Ilechukwu-coached team held the home team goalless in the first half, supporters of the Jos-based team thought they would get into the group stage of the competition.
The Peace Boys held their hosts to a barren draw in the first half, but the Libyans began to breach their defense in the 58th minute.
Al Akhdar added a second goal in the 86th minute, while the third was deflected beyond the reach of Suraj Ayeleso, in goal for Plateau, in stoppage time, as the hosts claimed a 3-0 win.
Three second half goals by Anas Al Werfalli, Mohammed Al Kista and Mostafa Hamza were enough to send Al Akhdar to the group stage of the competition thanks to away-goal rule.
The result meant that the Jos based side will return to play in the abridged format of the Nigeria Professional Football League next season.