JOHANNESBURG (AFP) Nigerian giants Enyimba failed to pull off a third consecutive African Confederation Cup escape and were eliminated Sunday in the final qualifying round. Needing four unanswered goals in the south-east fortress of Aba to force a penalty shoot-out against Zambian visitors Zanaco, the home team could manage only a 2-0 victory. Lusaka-based bank outfit Zanaco advanced 4-2 on aggregate to become the first Zambian contenders to reach the last-eight stage of the second-tier African Football Confederation club competition. They go into Group B with Harras al-Hodoud of Egypt, FUS Rabat of Morocco and CS Sfaxien of Tunisia, the only team to successfully defend the Confederation Cup title. Enyimba, chasing a domestic double having won the league title and reaching the FA Cup final against Kaduna United, scored once in each half through Ikenna Iwuorie and Henry Uche. But dreams of emulating Mount Cameroon, who wiped out a four-goal first-leg deficit against Ajax Cape Town of South Africa in the 2008 Confederation Cup, did not materialise. The Nigerians won previous home qualifiers 3-0 against Academica Soyo of Angola and Vita Club from the Democratic Republic of Congo after suffering first-leg losses with the tie against the latter side going to penalties. Poor South African performances in the competition continued as depleted SuperSport United fell 1-0 away to Moroccan outfit FUS Rabat and went out on the away-goal rule. Trailing 2-1 from the first leg in Pretoria, a FUS side that narrowly missed relegation from the national championship last season scored the decisive goal on 72 minutes via Jamal Triki. Sfaxien struck twice within a minute during the first half to establish a superiority they translated into a 3-1 victory over Petro Atletico of Angola in the Mediterranean city of Sfax following a goalless first encounter. Goals from Kamel Zaiem and Hamza Younes earned Sfaxien a two-goal half-time advantage that was extended five minutes into the second half by Haykel Guemamdia and 'Alex reduced arrears with three minutes left. Al-Hilal of Sudan coasted into the mini-league phase with a 3-1 win against CAPS United of Zimbabwe in Harare having taken a five-goal lead into the return encounter. Despite the absence of Zimbabwe-born striker Edward Sadomba, who scored a first leg hat-trick, Hilal netted through Mohamed Bashir, Mudather Eltaib and captain Haitham Mostafa before Douglas Walaza pulled one back. Hilal, twice African Champions League runners-up, join Al-Ittihad of Libya, AS FAN of Niger and Djoliba of Mali in Group A and appear powerful enough to reach the semi-finals at least.