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CAF Confederations Cup 2018/19 – Hilal hold Zesco as Raja still chase first win

The first round of matches for 2018/19 CAF Confederations Cup came to an end during the past weekend with some interesting results.

ZESCO United were held to a 1-1 draw by Al-Hilal Omdurman in a Caf Confederations Cup Group C clash at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on Sunday evening.

Ten-man Hilal frustrate Zesco in Ndola

The visitors were reduced to 10-men just short of the half-time break as Idriss Mbombo received his marching orders.

The White Knights needed a 94th minute goal from Youssef Obama to conjure a 1-1 draw at home to Petro de Luanda in Alexandria on Sunday evening.

The result leaves Zamalek at the bottom of Group D. The five-time Caf Champions League winners have accumulated a mere two points from three group matches, having followed a 4-2 defeat away to Gor Mahia with a 1-1 draw at home to NA Hussein Dey.

Despite a brace from Mouhssine Yajour, Raja Casablanca are still winless in the CAF Confederation Cup after going down 4-2 to RSB Berkane in a Group A match at the Stade Prince Moulay Abdallah in Rabat on Sunday.

The result leaves Berkane at the top of Group A with seven points from three matches while Raja have two points.

Algeria’s NA Hussein Dey suffered their first loss in the CAF Confederations Cup after going down 2-0 to Kenya’s Gor Mahia in a Group D match at the Moi International Sports stadium in Nairobi on Sunday.

The visitors conceded two late goals and ended with only ten men on the pitch in what can only be described as a disastrous afternoon for them.

Yassine Rami scored a quick-fire brace for Hassania Agadir in a 2-1 Caf Confederations Cup Group A win over Otoho d’Oyo at Stade Adrar in Agadir on Sunday evening.

The Moroccan defender found the back of the net on two occasions within four second-half minutes as the hosts recorded a much needed win.

Francis Kahata and Jacques Tuyisenge scored in the final six minutes to aid Kenya’s Gor Mahia to a 2-0 win over Nasr Hussein Dey of Algeria in their Group D Day Three clash on Sunday in Nairobi.

The game looked to be heading for a barren draw after Hussein had frustrated the hosts, but Gor ensured they ran all the way to the line to move to six points after three games.

 

Credit : Africanfootball.com

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