CAF Champions League Wrap

CAF Champions League Wrap
Al Ahly's Ayman Ashraf (L) in action against Esperance Sportive de Tunis' Taha Yassine Khenissi (R)

by Bertin Basson

Friday Aug 17, 2018. 23:54

Matchday 5 of the 2018 CAF Champions League group stages got underway on Friday evening with some of the biggest teams on the African continent in action.

Horoya and AS Togo-Port got proceedings underway in the early kick-off in Conakry with the Guinea club claiming a 2-1 win. Victory moved them atop Mamelodi Sundowns in Group C and into poll position of being the team to join Wydad Casablance in the knockout stages.

The Brazilians, who play host to Horoya in Pretoria later this month, lost 1-0 to Wydad in Morocco. Anas Al Asbahi's goal the difference between the two sides as the defending champions beat the 2016 champions in Casablanca.

Eight-time champions Al Ahly beat Group A rivals Espérance de Tunis 1-0 in Rades to book their place in the quarterfinals alongside the Tunisia club.

Furthermore, TP Mazembe, who too have booked their place in the next round, came from a goal down to frustrate ES Sétif in Algeria. The 1-1 draw leaves the Black Eagles with it all to do in their final Group B encounter.

What to look forward to tomorrow in terms of 2018 CAF Champions League action, Saturday 18 August:

15h00 Mbabane Swallows vs Zesco United
15h00 KCCA vs Township Rollers
20h00 Difaâ El Jadidi vs MC Alger
21h00 Étoile du Sahel vs 1º de Agosto

When it comes to CAF Champions League football, AfricanFootball.com has you covered!



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