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CAF Champions League wrap

Posted: 18 February 2013 Time: 10:37

Orlando Pirates’ 5-0 victory over Djabal FC in their CAF Champions League preliminary round match on Saturday has almost certainly sealed the Buccaneers passage into the first round proper.

But just who they will face remains to be seen after Zambian champions Zanaco could manage just a 3-2 win over Mbabane Swallows with the return leg in Swaziland to come. Those two away goals could prove crucial as Zanaco led 2-0 and 3-1 in the game but could not close the fixture out.

Egyptian giants Zamalek thumped Gazelle from Chad 7-0 in the home leg of their tie to record their record win in African club competition, beating a 6-0 thrashing of APR in 2002.

Ghana’s Asante Kotoko beat Equatorial Guinea side Sony de Ela Nguema by the same scoreline, also a record for them in the competition since it has been the Champions League.

Nigerian side Kano Pillars defeated Central African Republic’s Olympique Real 5-1, while Kenyan champions Tusker dispatched St Michel United of the Seychelles 4-1.

Cote d’Ivoire side AFAD recorded a 5-1 victory over Sierra Leone’s Diamond Stars, with all five goals scored by Mamadou Soro in what was a superb individual performance. He had only netted two goals in 13 League appearances this season before this game.

Cameroon’s Union Douala will have their work cut-out in the second leg of their tie against the Liberia Ship Corporate Registry after they could only manage a 2-1 home win on Sunday.

Algeria's JSM Béjaïa have the upperhand in their tie with Niger's Olympic Niamey after a 3-0 home win in the first leg, while FUS Rabat from Morocco edged Gambia's Real de Banjul 1-0 in their home leg.

Botswana’s Mochadi Centre Chiefs managed a 1-0 away win at Mozambique side Maxaquene that puts them in the driving seat in that tie. Former Santos and Vasco da Gama striker Jerome Ramatlhakwane scored for them.

Cameroon’s CotonSport were surprisingly held 0-0 by Uganda Revenue Authority in their fortress of Garoua that leaves that tie on a knife edge.

Finally, Nigeria’s Enugu Rangers received a walkover 3-0 victory after Sporting Príncipe from Sao Tome e Principe failed to show up for their game.

Preliminary round, first leg, results:
APR FC (Rwanda) 1-2 Vital'O (Burundi)
Bizertin (Tunisia) 1-1 Alittihad (Libya)
JSM Bejaia (Algeria) 3-0 Olympic FC (Niger)
Fath Union Sport de Rabat (Morocco) 1-0 Real Banjul (Gambia)
Orlando Pirates (South Africa) 5-0 Djabal FC (Comoros)
Moghreb Tetouan (Morocco) 1-0 Casa Sport (Senegal)
Primeiro de Agosto (Angola) 4-2 AS Adema (Madagascar)
St. Michel United (Seychelles) 1-4 Tusker (Kenya)
Zanaco (Zambia) 3-2 Mbabane Swallows (Swaziland)
Kano Pillars (Nigeria) 5-1 Olympique Bangui (Central Africa)
Jamhuri (Zanzibar) 0-3 Saint George (Ethiopia)
CotonSport (Cameroon) 0-0 URA (Uganda)
Simba SC (Tanzania) 0-1 Clube Recreativo Libolo (Angola)
Dynamos (Zimbabwe) 3-0 L.S.C Lesotho (Lesotho)
Maxaquene (Mozambique) 0-1 Mochudi C.Chiefs (Botswana)
Rangers (Nigeria) 3-0 Sporting Principe (Angola)
AS Vita Club (Congo) 3-0 Dynamic (Togo)
AC Leopards (Cong) 2-0 CF Mounana (Gabon)
Asante Kotoko (Ghana) 7-0 Sony de Ela Nguema (Equatorial Guinea)
ASPAC FC (Benin) 1-1 ASFY (Burkina Faso)
Union Douala (Cameroon) 2-1 LISCR (Liberia)
AFAD (Ivory Coast) 5-1 Diamond Stars (Sierra Leone)
Horoya (Guinea) 0-0 Sewe Sport (Ivory Coast)
Zamalek (Egypt) 7-0 Gazelle FC (Chad)

Article by: Mzansi Football

Previous comments on this story...

Lord Vincent
posted: 10:47 am
So Zamakek also has to start at the preliminary rounds like the rest of us? Wow how things have changed!
posted: 10:50 am
This is the Champions League . . . . . . . . a League for Champions Zebras
Champions League 2nd Star (Back-To-Back Double Treble Success)
posted: 10:59 am
Take it or leave it..!!
Rhuu 4 da champs! OPFC
posted: 11:00 am
since ths is the cup of champions wher r the zebras as thy claim to be the best in SA or africa as a whole, i cnt c their results or myb thy jst nt as good as thy claim to be, #fact is bucs are the real champs nd the 1 of the bst if nt da bst in africa nd thy showed it by beating djabal (comoros' champs) by 5 to nothing, so wt does ths fakes hv to say...Up da bucs!
posted: 11:02 am
Yeah neh u need 2b a real man to play in this league so only champ here internationly level not local up the bucs just bring it
Commander Of The Ship Cpt. Black Beard
posted: 11:06 am
As is evident all the BIG teams trashed all the minnows by BIG scores. 2nd Star** Coming
posted: 11:06 am
Only Champs play in this Tourny, not small teams... We are marching through!!!!

Dankie Bhakaniya...
posted: 11:08 am
This is where champs must comment not Q-amps
Roger De Sa is not Pirates Material and pliz can yu return Mr Ruud Krol to the Technical department
posted: 11:08 am
Let the champions talk not the Qmpions !!! Up the buccaneers
Col. Qbheka
posted: 11:11 am
"Champions League"
For honour
For glory
For the team
For the fans
For the history books

Mighty Qbheka
posted: 11:12 am
Only the mighty OPFC, Zanaco FC, Djabal, TP Mazembe etc can comment here because at least they are in the class of their own.

We are not tolerating small teams that can't even think of winning the CL. Even though Djabal was molested by 5-0 I think they are better than our noisy neighbours who do not even have an ambition. In essence this means that Chiefs is even smaller to Djabal.

This is also complemented by the fact that before they can think of the CL...they must first get the better of the likes of Amatuks, Baroka, etc...even though we know that's not possible with the zebras.
Dooba [Glory Deferred]
posted: 11:14 am
Simba SC (Tanzania) 0-1 Clube Recreativo Libolo (Angola)
Gorillas must pray they avoid the above...
DTC Spiritual Owner AKA Jomo Sono
posted: 11:14 am
The article read " CAF Champion league wrap". So we expect only supporters of teams such as Zamalek ( Egypt), Asanter kototo( Ghana) Zanaco ( Zambia), Orlando Pirates ( South Africa) Dynamos ( Zimbabwe) Rangers ( Nigeria) to comment please.

If you know that you dont support any of above mentioned teams and others not mentioned so please spare us your comment because it is not needed.

However bu the viture of being a citizen of any of the country you may comment from a patriotism percepectives. Orlandao Pirates is representing South Africa and to a large extent SADC.

please this is not a PSL related article but CAF where big boys play

Once and Always.
Dooba [Glory Deferred]
posted: 11:15 am
Clube Recreativo Libolo (Angola)
this name does not have constitute a good feeling to the momories of any gorilla alive on the planet... gorillas have memories too.
Col. Qbheka
posted: 11:21 am
"Champions League"
For honour
For glory
For the team
For the fans
For the history books

Mighty Qbheka
posted: 11:37 am
Big Scores!
Lion King
posted: 11:39 am
am expectin d comments o d champions here nt chimpanzees...pls........
De Bruin!!!
posted: 11:43 am
How did Zebras play in their First Leg, Cowditor? We waiting in anticipation. Do your job PLEASE.
Bin Laden
posted: 11:59 am
Finally, Nigeria’s Enugu Rangers received a walkover 3-0 victory after Sporting Príncipe from Sao Tome e Principe failed to show up for their game.

Wow, unbelievable indeed..How can a team that didnt play manage to score 3 goals? How? is a question m asking..
Lady Goldilight
posted: 12:01 pm
I can't wait for Chiefs to thrash all these teams next year. A gold star for a gold shirt mmmmmmh......sounds cool.
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