Al Ahly, Mazembe, Zamalek drop points in CCL

Al Ahly, Mazembe, Zamalek drop points in CCL
M. Lilepo of AS Vita challenged by Amro Mohamed Elsoulia of Al Ahly during the 2021 CAF Champions League football match between Al Ahly and AS Vita

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Mar 06, 2021. 22:46

Al Ahly, Zamalek and TP Mazembe all dropped points on match-day three of the 2020/21 CAF Champions League group stage on Saturday.

Goals from Glody Lilepo and Ricky Tulenge helped Vita Club hold Egyptian champions Al Ahly to a 2-2 draw at the Cairo International Stadium in Egypt.

The draw saw current Champions League holders, Al Ahly remain third on Group A standings, while Vita Club are placed second on the table.

Al Ahly’s Egyptian rivals, Zamalek succumbed to a 3-1 defeat to Tunisian football powerhouse, Esperance de Tunis at the Stade Olympique de Rades in Tunisia.

As a result, Esperance are placed at the top of the Group D standings and Zamalek are placed third on the table.

Meanwhile, TP Mazembe succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to South African champions Mamelodi Sundowns in a Group B match at the Stade du TP Mazembe in DR Congo.

Therefore, Sundowns opened a seven-point lead at the top of the Group B standings, while Mazembe remained second on the log.

Algerian side CR Belouizdad were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Sudanese giants Al Hilal Omdurman in another Group B encounter which was the only game that was played on Friday.

Al Hilal’s Sudanese rivals, Al Merreikh dropped points at home when they drew 0-0 with Tanzanian champions Simba in a Group A game on Saturday

In South Africa, Kaizer Chiefs brushed aside Angolan side Petro de Luanda 2-0 in a Group C match, while Moroccan giants Wydad Casablanca beat Guinean champions 2-0 at home in another Group C game.

Lastly, Algerian side recorded their maiden win in Group D when they secured a 1-0 away win over Senegalese side Teungueth.

CAF Champions League group stage results

Friday, March 6

CR Belouizdad 1-1 Al Hilal Omdurman

Saturday, March 7

Al Merreikh 0-0 Simba

TP Mazembe 1-2 Mamelodi Sundowns

Kaizer Chiefs 2-0 Petro de Luanda

Teungueth 0-1 MC Alger

Esperance de Tunis 3-1 Zamalek

Al Ahly 2-2 Vita Club

Wydad Casablanca 2-0 Horoya AC

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