Craig Martin of Cape Town City FC celebrates goal with teammates during the Absa Premiership 2017/18 football match between Cape Town City FC and Baroka FC at Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town on 21 November 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Saturday Feb 10, 2018. 21:31
Saturday 10 February saw 12 first leg, preliminary round matches in the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup staged across the continent, featuring big home wins for Egypt’s El Masry and Petro de Luanda of Angola.
El Masry were in action in the last kick-off of the day, claiming a 4-0 victory at home to Zambia’s Green Buffaloes thanks to goals from Islam Salah, Aristide Bance, Mohamed Koffi and Islam Eissa.
Petro played in mid-afternoon and romped to a 5-0 win over Malawi’s Masters Security, with a hat-trick from Toni sandwiched by opening and closing goals from Tiago Azulao and Dinei respectively.
Tunisia’s Ben Guerdane were awarded a 3-0 win over South Sudan’s Al Hilal Juba, while CAF club debutants Cape Town City - who are managed by former South African striker Benni McCarthy - won 1-0 away to Swaziland’s Young Buffaloes thanks to a strike from Nana Akosah-Bempah.
The Cape side were one of just two away winners on the day - the other was DR Congo club AS Maniema Union, who defeated AS Mangasport 1-0 in Franceville, Gabon, through a late goal from Agee Basiala.
The return leg matches will be staged next midweek, February 20-21, with the 22 aggregate winners advancing into the first round.
CAF Confederation Cup results
Saturday 10 February
Ngazi Sport 1-1 AS Port Louis
Ben Guerdane 3-0 Al Hilal Juba - Awarded
Olympique Star 0-0 Etoile Filante
Costa do Sol 1-0 Jwaneng Galaxy
Young Buffaloes 0-1 Cape Town City
Mangasport 0-1 AS Maniema
New Star 2-1 Deportivo Niefang
Energie Sports 1-0 Hafia
Petro de Luanda 5-0 Masters Security
AS Tanda 0-0 CS La Mancha
Al Ittihad Tripoli 1-0 Sahel Niamey
El Masry 4-0 Green Buffaloes