CAFCL: Sundowns, Esperance and Wydad zooms to quarters, Zamalek all but gone

Tuesday’s Matchday 4 action in the group stage of the CAF Champions League saw three teams rubber-stamp their berths in the quarterfinals, while last season’s runners-up, Zamalek of Egypt, are all but gone after a home loss. The White Knights were beaten 1-0 at the Cairo International Stadium by Esperance de Tunis in one of two Group D night matches – the other of which saw MC Alger defeat Teungueth by the same score in Algiers. The Blood and Gold’s victory was secured by a second-half strike from Hamdou Elhouni,…

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Di Maria to miss first leg of Champions League tie against Barcelona

Angel Di Maria will miss the first leg of the Champions League last-16 tie between Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. The Argentina international sustained a thigh injury in PSG’s 2-0 Ligue 1 win over Marseille on Sunday. Head coach Mauricio Pochettino says the 32-year-old will be unavailable for the match at Camp Nou on February 16, as well as the Coupe de France game at Caen on Wednesday and Saturday’s league clash at home to Nice. “As the club said, there’ll be further communication within the week concerning Angel but his…

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CAF CL Group Stage Confirmed AS TP Mazembe Sets To Face Sundowns

The group stage draw for one of Africa’s prestigious competitions took place this afternoon after CAF confirmed yesterday the four seeded pots. Giants, Al Ahly, Wydad Casablanca, Espérance de Tunis and TP Mazembe were all seeded in pot 1, according to the points on CAF’s five-year ranking system. This meant that the aforementioned clubs and all clubs seeded in the same pot would avoid each other in the group stages. As confirmed by CAF this afternoon, defending champions, Al Ahly will not be making a trip to South Africa in…

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CAFCL: Asante Kotoko Petitioned CAF On Anomalies Associated With Covid-19 Results

Ghanaian giants, Asante Kotoko SC have released a statement in respect of their game against Al Hilal of Sudan. The Reds were scheduled to play Al Hilal of Sudan in the second leg encounter of the 2020/21 CAF Champions League preliminary second round on Wednesday, January 06, 2021. The clash have been postponed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) following the inability of Asante Kotoko SC to provide 15 players for the game as per CAF regulation demands. On the match day, medical team of the home side released…

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CAFCL2020/21: Asante Kotoko declared 2-0 losers in Al Hilal game

Reports reaching sportsdaily has it that Ghanaian giants, Asante Kotoko has been booted out of this season’s CAF Champions League competition after being declared 2-0 losers in the second leg meeting with Al Hilal of Sudan. Ghana Football reports that the Porcupine Warriors club lost the first leg of the game against the Sudanese opponent by a goal to nil at the Accra Sports Stadium last month. Billed to face off with their opponent on Sunday in Sudan, the game was called off after as many as seven players of…

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All You Need To Know About 2020/21 CAFCL & CAFCC Preliminaries

Continental heavyweights Esperance de Tunis, Wydad Casablanca and TP Mazembe won through the group stage of the CAF Champions League as 18 first round, second-leg matches were played across two African club competitions on Wednesday 6 January 2021. Esperance secured a dramatic 3-2 (3-2 on aggregate) home win over Libya’s Al Ahly Benghazi, narrowly avoiding an away-goals exit thanks to an 87th-minute strike from Alaa Marzouki, while Wydad Casablanca overpowered Stade Malien 3-0 (3-1 on aggregate) and TP Mazembe proved too strong for Gabon’s AS Bouenguidi, winning 2-1 (4-2 on…

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