Monday Dec 09, 2019. 12:00
The CAF Champions League and CAF Confederation Cup group stage match-day two action took place over the weekend.
AfricanFootball.com takes a look at the five conclusions from this past weekend’s results.
1. Sundowns Are Southern Africa’s Best Hope
Mamelodi Sundowns are the only southern African side which is undefeated with two matches played as they look to go all the way and claim their second Champions League title.
The South African champions held two-time winners Wydad Casablanca to a 0-0 draw in Morocco and they are sitting at the top of the Group C standings with four points.
2. Egyptian Clubs Unstoppable In CCC
Pymirads and Al Masry have maintained their great start to their Confederation Cup Group A group stage campaigns by recording their second consecutive victories.
Al Masry overcame Nigerian side Enugu Rangers 4-2 at home, while Pyramids humiliated Mauritanian outfit FC Nouadhibou 6-0 at home.
3. Esperance Remain Africa’s Best
Tunisian football heavyweights Esperance de Tunis are simply unstoppable at the moment after registering their second win in the Champions League Group D.
The defending champions secured a 1-0 victory over a stubborn Algerian side JS Kabylie at home as they prepare for the upcoming 2019 FIFA Club World Cup in Qatar.
4. Egyptian Giants Make Intentions Clear
Al Ahly and their Egyptians rivals Zamalek, who have won a remarkable 13 Champions League titles between them, recorded their maiden wins in the group stage as they made their intentions clear.
Zamalek brushed aside Angolan outfit C.D. Primeiro de Agosto 2-0 at home in a Group A game, while Al Ahly edged out a resilient Sudanese side Al Hilal Omdurman 2-1 at home in a Group B clash.
5. Enyimba Give Nigeria Hope
Nigerian clubs Enyimba and Enugu Rangers got off to bad starts in their Confederation Cup group stage campaigns as they registered defeats on match-day one.
Enyimba have since secured their first win in the group stage when they defeated Ivorian club FC San Pedro 1-0 at home in a Group D match, but Rangers’ struggles continued as they succumbed to a 4-2 defeat against Al Masry away.
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