Vincent Kobola of Cape Town City battles for the ball with Terrence Ltisdell of Costa Do Sol during the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup, First Round, 2nd Leg between Cape Town City FC and Costa Do Sol at Athlone Stadium, 18 March 2018 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix
Sunday Mar 18, 2018. 22:14
Eight teams advanced to the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup play-off round on Sunday, 18 March.
Deportivo Niefang of Equatorial Guinea booked their place in the next stage after defeating DR Congo side Motema Pembe 1-0 at home and they won 2-1 on aggregate. Madagascar's FOSA Juniors beat Maurtian outfit ASPL 2000 1-0 at home and the former booked their place in the play-off round after 3-0 on aggregate.
Algerian outfit USM Alger drew 1-1 with Maniema Union of DR Congo at home and they progressed into the next round on the away goals rule following a 3-3 draw on aggregate. Egyptian giants Zamalek beat Ethiopian club Welayta Dicha 2-1 at home and the tie ended in a 3-3 draw on aggregate. Dicha went on to win 4-3 on penalties.
Tunisian club Ben Guerdane thrashed CARA Brazzaville 3-1 at home and the latter booked their place in the play-offs after winning 4-3 on aggregate. Nigerian giants Enyimba edged out Energie Sports 3-2 at home and they advanced to the next stage having won 5-2 on aggregate.
Akwa United from Nigeria beat Libyan side Al-Ittihad 1-0 at home and the tie ended in a 1-1 draw on aggregate. Akwa progressed into the next round after 3-2 on penalties. South African side Cape Town City were beaten 2-1 by Mozambican outfit Costa Do Sol at home and the two teams drew 2-2 on aggregate. As a result, Costa Do Sol advanced after winning on the away goals rule.
CAF Confederation results, March 18
Final aggregate scores in parenthesis
Deportivo Niefang 1-0 Motema Pembe (2-1)
FOSA Juniors 1-0 ASPL 2000 (3-0)
USM Alger 1-1 Maniema Union (2-2)
Zamalek 2-1 Welayta Dicha (3-3 - Dicha won 4-3 on penalties)
Ben Guerdane 3-1 CARA Brazzaville (3-4)
Enyimba 3-2 Energie Sports (5-2)
Akwa United 1-0 Al-Ittihad (1-1 Akwa won 3-2 on penalties)
Cape Town 1-2 Costa Do Sol (2-2)