Al Ahly and Sundowns secure away victories

Al Ahly and Sundowns secure away victories
Hlompho Kekana of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates goal with teammates during the Absa Premiership 2019/20 match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Cape Town City at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, Atteridgeville on the 20 August 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Sep 14, 2019. 23:09

Al Ahly and Mamelodi Sundowns both registered victories in the 2019/20 CAF Champions League first-round first-leg matches on Saturday.

Record eight-time champions Al Ahly of Egypt secured a 2-0 victory over Equatorial Guinea side Cano Sport in Malabo.

However, Ahly’s local rivals, Zamalek were stunned 2-1 by Senegalese champions Generation Foot in Thies.

While 2016 winners Sundowns, who are the reigning South African champions, thumped Seychelles’ Cote d’Or 5-0 in Victoria.

Meanwhile, Asante Kotoko and Young Buffaloes both recorded home victories in the 2019/20 CAF Confederation Cup first-round first-leg games on Saturday.

Ghanaian giants Kotoko defeated last season’s runners-up RS Berkane of Morocco 3-2 in Kumasi.

Lastly, Eswatini outfit Young Buffaloes caused an upset when they overcame former South African champions Bidvest Wits 1-0 in Manzini.

Saturday’s CAF Champions League results


Alger – JS Kabylie (Algeria) 2-0 Horoya (Guinea)

Malabo – Cano Sport (Eq. Guinea) 0-2 Al Ahly (Egypt)

Thies – Generation Foot (Senegal) 2-1 Zamalek (Egypt)

Luanda – Petro (Angola) 0-0 KCCA (Uganda)

Victoria – Cote d’Or (Seychelles) 0-5 Sundowns (South Africa)

Dar Es Salaam – Yanga (Tanzania) 1-1 Zesco (Zambia)

Bulawayo – FC Platinum (Zimbabwe) 1-0 Songo (Mozambique)

Lusaka – Green Eagles (Zambia) 1-2 Primeiro de Agosto (Angola)

Saturday’s CAF Confederation Cup results


Nairobi – Bandari (Kenya) 2-0 US Ben Guerdane (Tunisia)

Kigali – AS Kigali (Rwanda) 1-1 Proline (Uganda)

Lome – Maranatha (Togo) 1-2 Djoliba (Mali)

Libreville – Pelican (Gabon) 2-1 Rangers (Nigeria)

Obuasi – Ashantigold (Ghana) 3-2 RS Berkane (Morocco)

Manzini – Young Buffaloes (Eswatini) 1-0 Bidvest (South Africa)

Cairo – Pyramids (Egypt) 1-1 CR Belouizdad (Algeria)

Sfax – Ittihad (Libya) 1-1 HUSA (Morocco)

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