CAFCC Wrap: Motupa scores four, Berkane mount comeback

CAFCC Wrap: Motupa scores four, Berkane mount comeback
Gift Motupa of Bidvest Wits

by Staff Reporter

Monday Nov 04, 2019. 13:00

The 16 teams that will partake in the 2019-20 Caf Confederations Cup group stages are close to being finalised, with 15 clubs from across the African continent punching their ticket this past weekend.

The aggregate winner of Tuesday’s second-leg clash between ESAE and Generation Foot will join the 15 teams that already booked their place in the group stages, in what was another enthralling round of action.

Bidvest Wits forward Gift Motupa stole the headlines with his four goals leading the South African club to a 6-0 (8-1 on aggregate) win over UD Songo.

His goals helped the Clever Boys to what will be their first group stage appearances in Africa’s second tier club competition, something head coach Gavin Hunt is looking forward to having come so close in recent seasons.

“Enyimba we lost on penalties, Primeiro de Agosto we lost on penalties, Al Ahly we lost 1-0 over two legs,” Hunt told SABC Sport.

“It has been tough and there have been many, many other times where we were really unfortunately.

“It is what it is so lets so where it takes us.”

Elsewhere, last season’s runners-up RS Berkane rallied from a 2-0 loss to win 5-2 on aggregate over Fosa Juniors and book their place in the group stages.

There were also big wins for Al Masry, Zanaco and Pyramids while FC Nouadhibou navigated a fightback from Triangle United to keep their hopes of continental glory alive.

Qualified Teams:

Horoya (Guinea)

RS Berkane (Morocco)

Enyimba (Nigeria)

Al Masry (Egypt)

Hassania Agadir (Morocco)

Zanaco (Zambia)

Enugu Rangers (Nigeria)

Djoliba (Mali)

Paradou AC (Algeria)

DC Motema Pembe (DR Congo)

FC San Pedro (Ivory Coast)

Pyramids (Egypt)

Al-Nasr (Libya)

FC Nouadhibou (Mauritania)

Bidvest Wits (South Africa)

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