AfricanFootball reviews Sunday’s Confederation Cup action

AfricanFootball reviews Sunday’s Confederation Cup action
Teboho Mokoena of Supersport United challenged by Abraham Dougbeh of Barrack Young Controller during the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup match between Supersport United and Barrack Young Controller at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, South Africa on 16 April 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Apr 17, 2017. 10:00

AfricanFootball reviews Sunday’s action in the CAF Confederation Cup, with 15 teams confirming their places in the group stage of the competition.

It was a great day for South African contestants Platinum Stars and SuperSport United, who both sealed progression.

The former defeated Ivory Coast side AS Tanda 2-0 in Rustenburg to ensure their tie finished 2-2 on aggregate, before going on to win 5-4 on post-match penalties, while the latter romped to a 5-0 win over Liberia’s Barrack Young Controllers to advance 6-1 on aggregate.

Tanda’s fellow Ivorians ASEC Mimosas are also out of the competition after drawing 0-0 at home to Gabon’s CF Mounana (who won the tie 2-1 on aggregate), while Sudan’s Al Hilal Al-Ubayyid defeated Gambia Ports Authority 3-0 to advance 4-1 on aggregate.

The biggest match of the day saw Algerian giants JS Kabylie host defending champions TP Mazembe in Tizi-Ouzou. The match ended in a goalless stalemate, allowing the DR Congo side to advance 2-0 on aggregate.

The sixth match of the day was a 2-0 home win for Nigeria’s Rivers United at home to Rayon Sports of Rwanda. The game in Port Harcourt was the first leg of the teams’ tie, with the return set for Kigali next week Saturday.

CAF Confederation Cup results, Sunday 16 April

Platinum Stars 2-0 AS Tanda - 2-2 on aggregate, Stars won 5-4 on penalties
Rivers United 2-0 Rayon Sports - first leg, return match set for 22 April
ASEC Mimosas 0-0 CF Mounana - Mounana won 2-1 on aggregate
SuperSport United 5-0 Barrack Young Controllers - SuperSport won 6-1 on aggregate
Al Hilal Al-Ubayyid 3-0 Gambia Ports Authority - Al Hilal won 4-1 on aggregate
JS Kabylie 0-0 TP Mazembe - Mazembe won 2-0 on aggregate

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