The second preliminary round of the Champions League continues. For the first leg, Young Africans and FC Nouhadibou took a good option, while AS FAR fell to Etoile du Sahel on Saturday September 16.

Young Africans beat Al-Merreikh (2-0)

Young Africans have taken a significant step towards the group stage of the CAF Champions League. In the first leg of the second preliminary round, the Tanzanians recorded a fine home win over Sudanese club Al Merreikh (2-0). A comfortable lead for the Tanzanian team ahead of the return leg on September 30.

FC Nouhadibou also put in a fine performance in Mali. The Mauritanians inflicted a thrashing on Real Bamako on their home ground. The score was a resounding 3-0. The club can now look forward to qualifying for the CAF CL group stage.

AS FAR, on the other hand, lost to Etoile Sahel by the slimmest of margins (1-0). The reigning Moroccan champions will have to work hard at home if they are to reach the group stage. Ditto for Simba SC, who had to settle for a draw against Zambia’s Power Dynamos FC (2-2).

The first leg of the 2nd preliminary round of the LDC continues on Sunday, with TP Mazembe, Al-Ahly and Wydad FC all taking part.

(2nd round) programme for Sunday

1pm: Club Uniao-Petro Luanda

1pm: Nyasa Big Bullets FC-TP Mazembe

1pm: Jwaneng Galaxy FC-Orlando Pirates

1pm: APR-Pyramids

15: 1°de Agosto-Al Hilal

3pm: Medeama SC-Horoya

4pm: Douanes-ES Tunis

4pm: Bo Rangers Fc-CR Belouizdad4pm: Al Ahli Benghazi-Asec

Source: SNA

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