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