Previewing Tuesday’s CAF Champions League action

Previewing Tuesday’s CAF Champions League action
Louis Ameka Actchanga of CF Mounana during the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup match between CF Mounana and Supersport United at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 23 May 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Mar 06, 2018. 10:00

The 2018 CAF Champions League’s First Round will kick off with four first-leg matches across the continent on Tuesday, March 6.

The action gets underway in Dar Es Salaam with a clash between Young Africans and Township Rollers, with the visiting Botswana side looking to keep up the form which saw them overcome Sudanese giants Al Merrikh in the previous round and claim their country’s Top 8 Cup this past weekend.

The early evening games feature Guinea’s Horoya AC hosting Senegal’s Generation Foot in Conakry for a West African derby, while Nigeria’s Plateau United face a tough test in their trip to Sousse to face Tunisian giants Etoile du Sahel.

The day’s matches will be completed with the late game between eight-time champions Al Ahly of Egypt and Gabon’s CF Mounana in Cairo.

The return leg matches will be played on the weekend of 16-18 March, with the aggregate winners advancing into the group stage.

CAF Champions League fixtures, Tuesday 6 March

First round, first leg matches - All times CAT

Young Africans v Township Rollers - 15h30

Horoya AC v Generation Foot - 19h00

Etoile du Sahel v Plateu United - 19h00

Al Ahly v CF Mounana - 20h00

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