AfricanFootball wraps up Saturday’s Champions League action

AfricanFootball wraps up Saturday’s Champions League action
Al Ahly's player Amr Gamal (R) in action against Bidvest Wits player Thulani Hlatshwayo (L) during the African Champions League (CAF) match

by Graeme Jackson

Sunday Mar 12, 2017. 12:30

AfricanFootball wraps up Saturday’s CAF Champions League action, which was headlined by Al Ahly’s narrow 1-0 win over South Africa’s Bidvest Wits as one of five first round, first leg matches.

The Egyptian giants edged the Clever Boys 1-0 in Cairo thanks to a second-half goal from Ahmed Hegazi, putting them in the driving seat of the two-legged tie ahead of the return match in Johannesburg next weekend.

Tanzanian club Young Africans will be disappointed at their 1-1 draw at home to Zambia’s Zanaco, who struck a priceless away goal through Kwame Attram late in the second half, while Tunisian powerhouses Esperance defeated Guinea’s Horoya 3-1 in Rades thanks to a brace from Ferjani Sassi.

Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca edged 10-man CF Mounana of Gabon 1-0 thanks to a late strike from William Jebor, while Algeria’s USM Alger beat Burkina Faso side Rail Club Kadiogo 2-0, with second-half goals from Oussam Darfalou and Amir Sayoud.

The first round, first leg fixtures will be wrapped up with 10 further matches played across the continent on Sunday.

CAF Champions League results, Saturday 11 March

Young Africans 1-1 Zanaco

Al Ahly 1-0 Bidvest Wits

Esperance de Tunis 3-1 Horoya

Wyada Casablanca 1-0 CF Mounana

USM Alger 2-0 Rail Club Kadiogo

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