Rivers Angels crashed out of the TotalEnergies Caf Women’s Champions League despite a 4-0 thrashing of Vihiga Queens in their final Group B encounter at 30 June Stadium on Friday.

The Angels had lost its first two group games to ASFAR FC (3-0) and Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC (1-0). To earn a progression, the WAFU-B runners-up needed to win by at last four goals against Vihiga, while hoping South African giants Sundowns edge Moroccan champions ASFAR in the final group matches.

With nothing to separate the two sides at halftime, Damilola Koku won a penalty and Vivian Ikechukwu converted what was the Nigerians’ first goal of the competition in the 67th minute.

Ten minutes later, another penalty was awarded to Rivers Angels as goalkeeper Onyango tripped Koku and Ikechukwu doubled the lead with her second of the match from the spot.

Koku eventually got on the scoresheet with the third of the game for Rivers thanks to an assist from Gift Monday in the 80th minute who later notched the fourth and final goal of the encounter six minutes to wrap up.

Despite the big win, Edwin Okon’s side were eliminated from the inaugural competition as Sundowns failed to do the Nigerians any favour in beating ASFAR, ending the contest in a drab draw at El Salam Stadium.

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies FC finished top of the group with seven points and will face Malabo Kings in the semi-final while ASFAR FC will play Hasaacas Ladies FC.