CAF Champions League: Guinea Bissau's Bafata Pull Out

Tunisia’s Club Africain will have an easier-than-expected route through to the second round of the CAF Champions League as their opponents pulled out due to money problems…
Tunisian champions Club Africain have been gifted an easier passage to the second round of this year's CAF Champions League after Guinea Bissau's SC Bafata pulled out due to financial constraints.

Club African were billed to host the first round, first leg match this weekend in Tunis.

Withdrawals as a result of poor finances remain a recurring decimal in the African game.

A record 53 clubs had entered for the first round of this year's Champions League.

In the second round, Club Africain will now clash with the winner of the first round match-up between Mali's Djoliba and Casamance from Senegal in March.

Last year, Club Africain were eliminated of the final qualifying round of the competition by Nigeria's Enyimba.

Samm Audu,