The first leg matches of the 2021-22 CAF Confederation Cup Second Preliminary Round were concluded on Sunday with three matches taking place.
Nigeria’s Bayelsa United defeated Tunisia’s CS Sfaxien in Yenagoa, as Angola’s Interclube and DR Congo’s DC Motema Pembe achgieved victories away from home in Madagascar and Rwanda respectively.
Bayelsa United 1-0 CS Sfaxien
Nigeria’s Bayelsa United had a pleasant evening beating record Confederation Cup three-time champions CS Sfaxien 1-0 in Yenagoa.
Bayelsa missed numerous chances in the first half with the Tunisians’ goalkeeper Mohamed Gaaloul saving his side more than once.
At the hour mark, Victory Beniangba scored what proved to be the game’s lone goal to hand Bayelsa a vital home win. The return leg will take place in Sfax next weekend.
AS Kigali 1-2 DC Motema Pembe
DR Congo visitors DC Motema Pembe returned from Rwanda capital with a precious away victory over AS Kigali 2-1 to have a huge advantage before the return leg in Kinshasa.
Apionom Kassereka put the visitors ahead as early as the 8th minute making use of AS Kigali defensive blunder. And they went to the break 2-0 up when Kati Kurondi doubled their lead in the first half’s injury time.
AS Kigali pulled one back through Burundian Pierrot Kwizera two minutes after the hour mark. And despite numerous chances through Shaban Hussein, Aboubakar Lawal and Abbedy Biramahire, the hosts could not find the equalizer.
CFFA 0-3 Interclube
Angola’s Interclube de Luanda edged closer to the Additional Second Preliminary Round with a huge 3-0 victory over Madagascar’s CFFA in Antananarivo.
Mano Calesso broke the deadlock for Interclube after 11 minutes, and Mano Mano doubled the visitors’ lead three minutes later.
After the break, Mano Mano completed his brace with twelve minutes remaining, as Interclube will go to the second leg in Luanda with a convincing lead to defend.