Posted: 5 May 2018 Time: 08:45
Botswana’s Township Rollers got their CAF Champions League group campaign off to a great start with a victory at home over Uganda’s Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).
In fact, Rollers were the only side to register a win in last night’s three group phase encounters, as Egyptian giants Al Ahly were held to a draw at home by Tunisia’s Esperance, while Algeria’s MC Alger were left frustrated at home with a 1-1 draw against Difaa El Jadidi from Morocco.
Rollers, who were represented by former PSL players Joel Mogorosi and Tshepo Matete, hosted KCCA in a group A match at Botswana National Stadium, winning 1-0 thanks to a first half goal from Lemponye Tshireletso.
Tshireletso could have made it two in the second period, but his well taken left footed shot hit the upright. KCCA tried to get a late equaliser, but the hosts held on for a victory which put them on top of the group ahead of giants Al Ahly and Esperance.
In Algeria, MC Alger had to come from behind to register a 1-1 draw with El Jadidi in a group B encounter. Hamid Ahaddad gave the visitors the lead in the 77th minute, but the advantage lasted only five minutes as Amir Karaoui levelled matters.
Defending champions Wydad Casablanca will take on 2016 winners Mamelodi Sundowns in a group C match at Loftus Stadium tonight (21h00).
Article by: Tshepang Mailwane
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Author : Tshepang Mailwane
Publish date : 2018-05-05 05:54:03