Judas Moseamedi of Cape Town City evades challenge from Wandile Maseko of Young Buffaloes during the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup, Preliminary Round, 2nd Leg between Cape Town City FC and Young Buffaloes at Athlone Stadium, 20 February 2018 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Tuesday Feb 20, 2018. 21:25
Tuesday’s CAF Confederation Cup action saw 10 teams book their place in the first round of the continental competition, including Petro de Luanda, Al Masry, Simba and Cape Town City.
The afternoon’s opening match saw AS Port Louis of Mauritius secure a 4-1 home win over Comoros’ Ngazi Sport - thanks to a hat-trick from Ludovic Lafoudra - to advance 5-2 on aggregate.
Petro de Luanda drew 0-0 away to Masters Security to confirm a 5-0 aggregate triumph, while Egypt’s Al Masry were beaten 2-1 at Zambian side Green Buffaloes, but still won the tie 5-2 overall.
Congo’s CS La Mancha edged AS Tanda of the Ivory Coast 1-0 to take their tie by the same aggregate score, while Rwanda’s APR and Tanzania’s Simba won away from home to add to already convincing aggregate scores against Anse Reunion (6-1) and Gendarmeri Nationale (5-0).
Equatorial Guinea’s Deportivo Niefang won 1-0 at home to Cameroonian side New Star to draw the tie 2-2 on aggregate but advance on away goals, while Algerian side CR Belouizdad defeated Onze Createurs 2-0 on the day and 3-1 overall.
The evening wrapped up with Benin’s Energie scoring a late equaliser to draw 1-1 away to Guinean club Haifa and secure a surprise 2-1 aggregate triumph, while South African debutants Cape Town City defeated Swaziland’s Young Buffaloes 1-0 on the night and 2-0 overall.
Tuesday’s 10 aggregate winners join US Ben Guerdane and Djoliba - who both enjoyed walkovers - in the first round, which will be played next month and sees the entry of seeded teams SuperSport United, Enyimba, USM Alger, Al-Hilal Al-Ubayyid, DC Motema Pembe, Al-Ahly Shendy, Nkana, Club Africain, Raja Casablanca and Zamalek.
A further 10 preliminary round ties will be completed on Wednesday, February 21.
CAF Confederation Cup results - Tuesday, February 20
Preliminary round, second leg. Final aggregate scores in parenthesis.
Masters Security 0-0 Petro de Luanda (0-5)
Green Buffaloes 2-1 Al Masry (2-5)
AS Port Louis 2000 4-1 Ngazi Sport (5-2)
CS La Mancha 1-0 AS Tanda (1-0)
Anse Reunion 1-2 APR (1-6)
Gendarmeri Nationale 0-1 Simba SC (0-5)
Deportivo Niefang 1-0 New Star Douala (2-2 - Deportivo won on away goals)
CR Belouizdad 2-0 Onze Createurs (3-1)
Haifa FC 1-1 Energie (1-2)
Cape Town City 1-0 Young Buffaloes (2-0)