Wednesday Feb 21, 2018. 22:07
Wednesday’s CAF Confederation Cup action saw 10 teams book their place in the first round of the continental competition, including CARA Brazzaville, Olympique Star, Al Ittihad Tripoli and RS Berkane.
CARA moved into the next phase in dramatic circumstances, defeating Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko 1-0 at home to draw the tie 1-1 on aggregate, before triumphing 7-6 on penalties.
Fosa Juniors of Madagascar also took the hard way to the first round, holding Kenya’s AFC Leopards 0-0 at home to draw the tie 1-1 overall and advance on the away goals rule.
Burundi’s Olympique Star, Mauritanian side FC Nouadhibou and Welayta Dicha of Ethiopia all won 1-0 to secure narrow aggregate victories, while Morocco’s RS Berkane and AS Maniema Union from DRC drew against Mbour Petit Cote and Mangasport respectively to secure progression.
Al Ittihad Tripoli enjoyed a 3-0 win away to Niger’s Sahel to triumph 4-0 overall, while Mozambique’s Costa Do Sol won 1-0 in Botswana against Jwaneng Galaxy to secure a 2-0 aggregate victory.
The final match of the day saw Nigeria’s Akwa United win 2-0 away to the Gambia’s Banjul Hawks to take the tie 3-2 on aggregate.
Wednesday’s 10 aggregate winners completed the line-up for 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.
CAF Confederation Cup results - Wednesday, February 21
Preliminary round, second leg. Final aggregate scores in parenthesis.
Fosa Juniors 0-0 AFC Leopards (1-1 - Fosa Juniors won on away goals)
AS Maniema Union 1-1 Mangasport (2-1)
Etoile Filante 0-1 Olympique Star (0-1)
FC Nouadhibou 1-0 Africa Sports (2-1)
CARA Brazzaville 1-0 Asante Kotoko (1-1 - CARA won 7-6 on penalties)
Welayta Dicha 1-0 Zimamoto (2-1)
Sahel SC 0-3 Al Ittihad Tripoli (0-4)
Mbour Petit Cote 1-1 RS Berkane (2-3)
Jwaneng Galaxy 0-1 Costa Do Sol (0-2)
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