Phumlani Ntshangase of Bidvest Wits challenged by Jean Fabrini Razah of Pamplemousses during the 2018 CAF Champions League football match between Bidvest Wits and Pamplemousses at Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg on 10 February 2018 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Sunday Feb 11, 2018. 22:23
Twelve CAF Champions League preliminary round first-leg matches took place across the African continent on Sunday.
Lesotho’s Bantu were beaten 4-2 by Swaziland giants Mbabane Swallows at the Setsoto Stadium in Maseru, while Libyan side Al-Tahaddy overcame Ghanaian club Aduana Stars 1-0 at the Petro Sport Stadium in Cairo.
In Sétif, Olympique Real de Bangui of Central African Republic were thumped 6-0 by Algerian giants ES Setif at the Stade 8 Mai 1945, while Malian side AS Real Bamako drew 1-1 with Nigerian outfit MFM at the Stade Modibo Keita in Bamako.
Congo-Brazzaville’s AS Otoho stunned Algerian side Mouloudia Club D’Alger 2-0 at the Stade Omnisport Marien Ngouabi d’Owando in Owando, while Nigerian club Plateau United thrashed Eding Sport of Cameroon at the New Jos Stadium in Los.
In Monrovia, LISCR edged out Sudanese giants Al-Hilal 1-0 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, while Benin’s Buffles du Borgou drew 1-1 with Ivorian giants ASEC Mimosas at the Stade de I’Amitie in Cotonou.
Ngaya Club of Comoros drew 1-1 with Mozambican side UD Songo at the Stade de Moroni in Moroni, while DR Congo giants AS Vita thumped Malawian club Be Forward Wanderers 4-0 at the Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa.
Angola outfit Primeiro de Agosto thrashed Zimbabwean club FC Platinum 3-0 at the Estadio 11 de Novembro in Luanda.
The return leg matches will be staged next midweek, February 20-21, with the 27 aggregate winners advancing into the first round.
CAF Champions League results
Sunday, 11 February 2018
Ngaya Club de Mde 1-1 UD Songo
AS Otoho 2-0 Mouloudia Club D’Alger
AS Vita 4-0 Be Forward Wanderers
Bantu 2-4 Mbabane Swallows
Al Tahadidi 1-0 Aduana Stars
Buffles du Borgou 1-1 ASEC Mimosas
Plateau United 3-0 Edith Sport
Primeiro de Agosto 3-0 Platinum
LISCR 1-0 Al-Hilal Omdurman
Real Bamako 1-1 MFM
ES Setif 6-0 Olympic Real de Bangui