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South Africa’s SuperSport United into the Semi-Finals

It was a bitter pill to swallow for Zambia’s ZESCO United after seeing their terrific run in the Total CAF Confederation Cup come to an abrupt end.

The Zegalaticos had their campaign ruined by a brace from 31-year-old South African striker Thuso Phala, earning SuperSport United passage into the semis.

The first-leg staged at the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, witnessed each side firing blanks but the rematch read a different tone, with SuperSport qualifying to the semis after a 2-2- draw in a four-goal-thriller duel.

It took John Ching’andu only four minutes to put ZESCO in the driving seat but Thuso Phala evened matters courtesy of Mokoena’s provider to keep the tie at a one-all, going into the hiatus.

David Owino soon put the electricity-supplying Zambian side ahead again five minutes from the break only for Phala to spray his dose of luck one more time with an equalizer from a through pass from Gobler.

Switching to Tunis, FUS Rabat of Morocco once again breezed into the semis on a back-to-back after they blitzed past Tunisia’s Club Sportif Sfaxien on post-match penalties.

Rabat won the bragging rights in the first-leg with a slender 1-0 win before the Tunisians avenged their defeat in Morocco through Karim Ben Hassan Aouadhi’s lone goal.

However, it was FUS who had the last laugh, going ahead to win 5-4 on penalties in a game littered with nine bookings.



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