Friday, May 12, 2017

CAF Champions League: Group-Stage Play Opens

Group-stage play in the CAF Champions League commenced on Friday with six games.


At Sousse, Tunisia:

Diogo Acosta scored twice (15', 70') as Etoile du Sahel destroyed visiting Ferroviario Beira 5-0.

At Omdurman, Sudan:

Elsamani Saadeldin's equalizer in the 61st minute lifted Al-Merrikh to a 1-1 road draw with Al-Hilal Omdurman.  Shobowale Azzez scored for the hosts in the 31st minute.

Group A Standings:
1. Etoile du Sahel (GP: 1; GD: +5; PTS: 3)
2. Al-Merrikh (GP: 1; GD: 0; PTS: 1)
3. Al-Hilal Omdurman (GP: 1; GD: 0; PTS: 1)
4. Ferroviario Beira (GP: 1; GD: -5; PTS: 0)

NOTE:  Al-Merrikh gained a 1-1 road draw with Al-Hilal Omdurman on Friday.


At Algiers:

Farouk Chafai (31'), Charles Adriamatsinoro (45'+1), and Oussama Darfalou (83') each scored once as USM Alger dominated visiting Al-Ahli Tripoli 3-0.

At Alexandria, Egypt:

Bassem Morsi (56') and Stanley Ohawuchi (83') each scored once as Zamalek blanked visiting CAPS United 2-0.

Group B Standings:

1. USM Alger (GP: 1; GD: +3; PTS: 3)
2. Zamalek (GP: 1; GD: +2; PTS: 3)
3. CAPS United (GP: 1; GD: -2; PTS: 0)
4. Al-Ahli Tripoli (GP: 1; GD: -3; PTS: 0)


At Rades, Tunisia:

Fousseny Coulibaly (20'), Taha Yassine Khenissi (PK-27'), and Anice Badri (87') each scored once as Esperance de Tunis defeated visiting AS Vita Club 3-1.


At Casablanca, Morocco:

William Jebor (39') and Amine Atouchi (63') each produced a goal as Wydad Casablanca blanked visiting Coton Sport 2-0.

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