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South African side Orlando Pirates crushed Zamalek while Al Ahly, Esperance snatched away wins to brighten their chances to progress to the next stage

Group A

AC Leopards (Congo) 0-1 Al Ahly (Egypt)

Defending champions Al Ahly were able to bounce back into the competition by claiming a vital away win over newcomers AC Leopards, who have been inspiring until now. Walid Soliman handed the Red Devils the winner in the 41st minute which keeps them in third position on the table, just behind Leopards on goal difference.

Orlando Pirates (South Africa) 4-1 Zamalek (Egypt)

South Africa’s representatives Orlando Pirates have been very prolific in front of goal at this stage, mostly against North African teams. After beating Al Ahly 3-0 at home two weeks ago, the Buccaneers trounced visiting Zamalek 4-1 on Saturday to keep stranglehold on Group A with 7 points. Lennox Bacela (27th), Tlou Segolela (51st), Sifiso Myeni (74th) and Daine Klate (82nd) hit one each for the hosts while Shikabala pulled one back for the White Knight.

Group A Table            

Teams

Points

Goals

Against

Diff

Games

Orlando Pirates

7 7

1

+6

3

AC Leopards

4

1

1

0

3

Al Ahly

4 2 4

-2

3

Zamalek

1 2 6

-4

3

Group B

Coton Sport (Cameroon) 2-1 Recreativo de Libobo (Angola)

Goals from Alexis Kada Yougouda (31st) and Emmanuel Mbongo (47th) secured Coton Sport’s second home victory within a week. The Cameroon champions were playing their second home game in a row against Angolan side Recerativo, who managed to reduce the deficit near the end of the meeting, through a strike from Ruben Gouveia.

Sewe Sport (Cote D’Ivoire) 0-1 Esperance Tunis (Tunisia)

Rising stars Sewe Sport fell at home to Esperance Tunis, conceding a 1-0 defeat. This is likely to jeopardise their campaign, after last weekend’s lone goal loss to Coton Sport in Cameroon. Tunisia international Oussama Darragi scored the Blood and Gold’s goal to take his side to the summit of Group B with 6 points.

Group B Table

Teams

Points

Goals

Against

Diff

Games

Esperance

6

3

1

+2

3

Coton Sport

6

3

3

0

3
Sewe Sport 3

3

3

0

3

Recreativo

3

3

5

-2

3

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