Mouthwatering action in CAF Champions League

Mouthwatering action in CAF Champions League
Samir Nurkovic of Kaizer Chiefs challenged by Ibrahim Comara Cheick of Wydad Casablanca during the 2021 CAF Champions League match between Kaizer Chiefs and Wydad Casablanca on the 03 April 2021 at FNB Stadium, Nasrec / Pic Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Apr 03, 2021. 22:13

Victory moved the Tanzanian giants up to 13 points in Group A and five clear of Al Ahly who could only conjure a 2-2 draw away to Al-Merrikh in the second game on Saturday.


Saturday, April 4 produced some mouthwatering action in the CAF Champions League with 16 goals scored across six games as Simba, Teungueth, Horoya, Kaizer Chiefs and Zamalek all registered wins.

In the first match of the day Simba booked their spot in the 2020-21 Caf Champions League quarterfinals as group winners with an emphatic 4-1 win over AS Vita Club at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

The Reds of Msimbazi are thus guaranteed a place in the last eight alongside the defending champions, but will advance as group winners no matter the result in Cairo on Matchday 6.

Elsewhere, a second half goal from Baye Diop handed Teungueth a 2-1 win over ES Tunis in their CAF Champions League, Group D match at the Stade Lat Dior.

The loss is Tunis’ first of the group stages, but still they sit atop the standings with 10 points while the win for Teungueth is their first as they move to four points in third position.

In South Africa, Kaizer Chiefs also gave themselves a fighting chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the CAF champions League after beating Wydad AC 1-0 in a Group C match at the FNB Stadium.

It was a heroic performance from the South African team who ended with nine men on the night as they picked up only their second win in the group stages. The victory takes them to eight points, tied with Horoya in second and two behind Group C leaders Wydad.

In the other Group C match on Saturday, a second minute goal from Sekou Camara handed Horoya a slender 1-0 win over Petro Atletico at the Estadio 11 de Novembro.

The win sees Horoya with a fighting chance to qualify for the knockout stages of the competition as well.

The last match on Saturday saw MC Alger suffer a 2-0 defeat to Zamalek in their Group D match at the Stade du 5 Juilet.

First half goals from Youssef Ibrahim Obama and Shikabala were enough to hand Zamalek their first win of the campaign and sees them into third place on standings with five points, three behind Alger who trail the group leaders ES Tunis by two points.

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