Home wins dominate Wednesday's Caf CC action

Home wins dominate Wednesday's Caf CC action
Hamza Regragui of Berkane celebrates his goal during the 2021 CAF Confederation Cup between Berkane and Napsa Stars at Stade Municipal de Berkane in Morocco on 10 March 2021 © BackpagePix

by Bertin Basson

Thursday Mar 11, 2021. 09:00

Home wins dominated Wednesday’s 2020-21 Caf Confederation Cup action.

Of the eight matches scattered across the African continent, seven ended in home wins while Orlando Pirates held ES Setif to 0-0 draw in neutral Accra, Ghana.

The Buccaneers were forced into an early change as Richard Ofori was stretchered off the field with a reported groin injury and he will now be a doubt for Ghana’s match against South Africa later this month.

In the end, a match of little noteworthy chances, ended in a goalless stalemate to leave both teams on a point in Group A after one round of fixtures, two behind Enyimba who beat Al Ahly Benghazi in Aba.

Defending champions RS Berkane got their campaign up and running with a 2-0 win over NAPSA Stars in Morocco while JS Kabylie scored an 88th minute winner to down 10-man Cotonsport 1-0.

Record three-time winners CS Sfaxien edged past Salitas 1-0 in Sfax courtesy of a second-half Aymen Harzi penalty. Their Group C rivals and two-time champions Etoile du Sahel defeated Jaraaf 2-0 to leave the two Tunisian clubs level on three points in Group C.

In Group D, Moroccon giants Raja Casablanca edged past Tanzania’s Namungo – who also had a man sent off – 1-0 while last season’s runners-up Pyramids FC thumped Nkana 3-0 in the biggest win of the day.

Full list of results, Wednesday 10 March:

Enyimba 2-1 Al Ahly Benghazi

Sfaxien 1-0 Salitas

Etoile du Sahel 2-0 Jaraaf

Pyramids FC 3-0 Nkana

Raja Casablanca 1-0 Namungo

RS Berkane 2-0 NAPSA Stars

ES Setif 0-0 Orlando Pirates

JS Kabylie 1-0 Cotonsport

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