The CAF Confederation Cup lived up to its expectations as more teams secured their spots in the group stage during Saturday’s matches.
Egyptian powerhouse, Zamalek, who were on the brink of elimination by Djibouti’s Arta Solar, displayed their championship calibre with a hard-fought 4-1 victory.
This narrow win brought the aggregate scoreline to 4-3 in Zamalek’s favour, securing their place in the competition’s group stage.
The 2019 champions had experienced a shocking 2-0 defeat in the first leg and faced disappointment as Arta Solar took the lead in Cairo.
However, Zamalek, drawing on their championship pedigree, persevered and scored four impressive goals, sending their fans into raptures in a dramatic encounter.
Sierra Leone’s Kallon FC had an unfortunate exit from the competition as they settled for a 1-1 draw against Ghana’s Dreams FC, resulting in a 3-2 aggregate defeat.
Cote d’Ivoire’s Afad Djekanou suffered a disheartening 2-0 loss at home to Guinea’s CO Coyah, leading to their elimination from the competition as CO Coyah advanced with a 3-2 aggregate score.
In Rwanda, Rayon Sports also bid farewell to the competition in front of their home fans after playing to a 1-1 draw against Libya’s Al Hilal Benghazi.
The deadlock forced the two teams to determine the winner through a penalty shootout, following a similar scoreline in the first leg.
The weekend’s closing fixtures will wrap up on Sunday, promising more thrilling African football action with some of the continent’s top teams in action.
Caf Confederations Cup Fixtures
Sunday, 1 October
Saint Eloi Lupopo vs Sekhukhune United
Club Africain vs Bahir Dar Kenema
Rivers United vs Etoile Filante
Future FC vs Singida Fountain Gate
Academica do Lobito vs Al Merreikh
USM Alger vs FUS Rabat