Tunisian side Etoile Du Sahel fought like wounded Lions to hold hosts Young Africans to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the CAF Confederation Cup tie played at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The home side, the only team in the Cecafa region still battling in a CAF competition picked an early goal through a penalty. Nadir Haroub converted the penalty to send the home fans cheering all the way.
But the visitors with support from Tanzania’s Simba SC fans dominated the game for large spells, with Young Africans defending in large numbers.
After several missed chances, Mohamed Amin Benamor netted for Etoile Du Sahel a goal that could prove vital going into the return leg.
Khalil Bangoura also caused problems for the Young African’s defenders. “We shall beat them in Tunisia. We started poorrly, but will make use of our home advantage,” said Bangoura after the match.