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Ducor Sports CAF Confederation Cup Wrap

The Total CAF Confederation Cup is up and running with proceedings now at the group stages.

South Africa’s SuperSport United launched a late rally to force a share of the spoils against Guinea Conakry’s Horoyaa in an opening Group D game.

Cameroon-born forward Jean Francis Dipita Ebele raced the West African outfit ahead assisted by Alseny Bangoura after only thirty-four minutes on the clock.

Keegan Ritchie later equalized before Seyei Sebe Baffour spurred the Guineans ahead once more.

It required a last-gasp brilliant effort from Thuso Phala to spare the South African side any misery as the 30-year-old midfielder rose up to the occasion to level matters.

The tie means DR Congo’s TP Mazembe go top of the table on three points after slaloming over Gabon’s Mounana 2-0 in Lubumbashi.

Goals from Mputu Mabi and Rainford Kalaba condemned the Gabonese side to defeat.

Last year’s runners-up and current domestic table toppers in the Zambia Super League, Zesco United share Group C’s top spot with Angola’s Recreativo Do Libolo.

Goal-getter Jesse Were’s effort from the spot-kick proved decisive for the Zambians against Egypt’s Smouha while France-born Mamadou Diawara came off the bench to seal it for Recreativo against Sudan’s Hilal Obayed.

Swaziland’s title winners Mbabane Swallows endured a humbling to Tunisia’s CS Sfaxien. Alaa Marzouki plundered in the winner in the 31st minute. The Tunisians now headline Group B on three points with Algeria’s MC Alger and Platinum jointly second after slugging out a 1-1- stalemate in Pretoria.

Moroccan champions FUS Rabat made up for its dipped form in the domestic Botola-sponsored championship with an encouraging win over Uganda’s newly crowned champions KCCA.

Gambia’s Yusupha Njie doubled the lead after El Bahri poked in the opener before turning provider for Karim Benarif who dinked in the game’s final goal.

FUS Rabat now shares group A’s table apex with Tunisia’s Club Africa on three points each to send Nigeria’s Rivers United to the guillotine.

The Confederation Cup resumes tomorrow (Tuesday) when SuperSport pays a visit to Gabon’s Mounana at 4 pm with Mbabane Swallows taking on Platinum Stars at 2 pm, in another fixture.



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