South Africa’s Bidvest Wits set up a first round meeting with Egyptian giants Al Ahly as the Caf Champions League preliminary round saw eight ties completed on Saturday.
Wits defeated Reunion opponents Saint Louisienne 3-1 in Johannesburg thanks to goals from Daine Klate, Sifiso Myeni and Cuthbert Malajila.
This saw Wits win 4-3 on aggregate and secure a showdown with Ahly in the next round, set for March 10 to 12 and 17 to 19.
Elsewhere, Zambia’s Zanaco avoided an early exit by winning 1-0 away to Rwanda’s APR to win their tie 1-0 on aggregate, while Botswana’s Township Rollers are out of the competition despite a 3-2 victory over CNaPS of Madagascar – their tie ended 4-4 on aggregate, but the Islanders edged through on away goals.
There was no such trouble for Sudanese giants Al Merrikh, Tanzania’s Young Africans and Cameroon’s Coton Sport, with the trio securing comfortable aggregate victories over Sony Ela Nguema, Ngaya Club and Atlabara, respectively.
Nigeriens AS Fan claimed an impressive 3-1 home win over Ivorians AS Tanda, but the latter progressed 4-3 on aggregate, while Moroccan giants FUS Rabat romped to a 3-0 win over FC Johansen of Sierra Leone to advance 4-1 on aggregate.
The preliminary round will wrap up with a further 15 second leg matches on Sunday afternoon and evening—Backpage Text website