AfricanFootball wraps up Sunday’s Champions League action

AfricanFootball wraps up Sunday’s Champions League action
Al-Zamalek player Ayman Hefny (C), Stanley Ohawuch (R) and Hossam Salama "Paulo" (L) celebrates a goal during the African Champions League (CAF)

by Graeme Jackson

Monday Mar 13, 2017. 11:00

AfricanFootball wraps up Sunday’s action in the 2017 CAF Champions League, which featured a big win for Egyptian heavyweights Zamalek.

The White Knights powered to an emphatic 4-1 win over Nigeria’s Enugu Rangers in Cairo, with goals from Stanley Ohawuchi, Hossam Salama, Aymen Hefni and Mostafa Fathi. Rangers claimed an away goal through Bobby Clement to give them a slim hope of turning the tie in the return leg next weekend.

Rangers’ compatriots Rivers United enjoyed a much better afternoon with a 3-0 home win over Sudan’s Al Merrikh, while DR Congo giants TP Mazembe will be unhappy with a 1-1 draw at home to Zimababwe’s CAPS United, who struck a potentially decisive away goal through Brian Abbas Amidu early in the game.

Another DRC side, AS Vita, picked up a 1-1 draw away to Gambia Ports Authority, while Ethiopian giants Saint George took a major step toward the next round with a 1-0 win away to AC Leopards in Dolisie.

Coton Sport, Al Ahli Tripoli and Ferroviario Beira secured home wins over CNaPS Sports, FUS Rabat and Barrack Young Controllers respectively, while the late games saw powerhouses Al Hilal and Etoile du Sahel rack up 3-0 home wins over AS Port Louis and AS Tanda respectively.

The second leg matches will be played on the weekend of 17-19 March, with the 16 winners advancing to the second round.

CAF Champions League results, Sunday 12 March

Gambia Ports Authority 1-1 AS Vita

Zamalek 4-1 Enugu Rangers

Rivers United 3-0 Al Merrikh

AC Leopards 0-1 Saint George

Coton Sport 1-0 CNaPS Sport

Al Ahli Tripoli 2-0 FUS Rabat

TP Mazembe 1-1 CAPS United

Ferroviario Beira 2-0 Barrack Young Controllers

Al Hilal 3-0 AS Port Louis 2000

Etoile du Sahel 3-0 AS Tanda

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