Rainford Kalaba of TP Mazembe challenged by Clayton Daniels of Supersport United during the Caf Confederation Cup match between Supersport United and TP Mazembe at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria on 20 June 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Monday Jul 03, 2017. 10:00
AfricanFootball reviews Sunday’s action in the CAF club competitions, which featured big wins for CAPS United and TP Mazembe in the Champions League and Confederation Cup respectively.
The headline result of Sunday’s play was CAPS United’s 3-1 victory over Egyptian giants Zamalek in Harare, with Brain Amidu’s two late goal powering the Southern Africans to a famous win.
The result means CAPS are very much in the running to finish in the top two of Group B, while the White Knights stand on the verge of elimination and must win their final match against Al Ahly Tripoli next weekend to have a chance of progressing.
In the Confederation Cup, three-time champions CS Sfaxien have booked their place in the quarterfinals with a 3-1 win away to Swaziland’s Mbabane Swallows, while title holders TP Mazembe are very much in the running to do the same after they won 1-0 in Gabon against CF Mounana.
The other two Confed Cup games were in Group A, where we have finally had an away win: Tunisia’s Club Africain triumphed 2-0 in Nigeria against Rivers United to make a major step toward the last eight, as have Uganda’s KCCA after they beat FUS Rabat 3-1 in Kampala.
The final round of group stage matches for both the Champions League and Confederation Cup will be played next weekend (7-9 July) with five places in each competition’s quarterfinals still up for grabs.
CAF club results, Sunday 2 July
CAF Champions League
Group B - CAPS United 3-1 Zamalek
CAF Confederation Cup
Group A - KCCA 3-1 FUS Rabat
Group B - Mbabane Swallows 1-3 CS Sfaxien
Group A - Rivers United 0-2 Club Africain
Group D - CF Mounana 0-1 TP Mazembe