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CAF Champions Leag

Hayatou Gets His Revenge!



CotonSport Garoua from the home town of the immediate past CAF President, Issa Hayatou, on Saturday advanced into the group stage of the CAF Champions League by eliminating CNaPS of Madagascar where the current CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad hails from.

The match at Antananarivo, Madagascar ended 1-1 to enable CotonSport advance 2-1 on aggregate. CotonSport won the first leg 1-0 at home.

Also on Saturday, Zanaco of Zambia also advanced on away goal rule after being held to a goalless draw by the visiting Young Africans of Tanzania.

Defending champions, Mamelodi Sundown of South Africa also advanced after a 3-1 aggregate score line against Kampala CCA of Uganda. The South Africans won the first leg 2-0 and were held to 1-1. Wydad Casablanca of Morocco had to scale through into the group stage via penalty shoot-out in the encounter with Mounana of Gabon.


Both legs ended 1-0 in favour of the home sides. Wydad won 5-4 on penalties. Nigeria’s Rivers United will later on Saturday defend their three goal advantage over Al Merreikh in Sudan.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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