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Football: Young Africans upset record-seeking Ahly

Al-Ahly made a poor start in pursuit of a record third consecutive CAF Champions League title when they slumped 1-0 at Young Africans this weekend. A Nadir Haroub header eight minutes from time at the national stadium in Dar es Salaam settled the clash of the Tanzanian and Egyptian clubs. Success was particularly sweet for 'Yanga' as they had lost four and drawn two of six previous African matches against the Cairo 'Red Devils'.

Football: Goal poachers Niang, Wanga in CAF Cup clash

CAF Confederation Cup goal poachers Mame Niang and Allan Wanga come face to face when SuperSport United and AFC Leopards clash this weekend. The showdown between the South Africans and Kenyans in a Pretoria township is among 16 first-round fixtures in the second-tier African club competition. Niang, a 1.94-metre giant from Senegal capital Dakar, has played for several South African sides plus clubs in Germany and Norway. Renowned for his aerial threat, he unwrapped a lethal left foot against Botswanans Gaborone United in the preliminary round this month.

Football: CAF Confederation Cup fixtures

CAF Confederation Cup first round, first leg fixtures this weekend: CARA (CGO) v Etoile Sahel (TUN) SuperSport Utd (RSA) v AFC Leopards (KEN) AS Kigali (RWA) v Al-Ahly Shendy (SUD) Gamtel (GAM) v El-Jadida (MAR) Medeama (GHA) v Moghreb Fes (MAR) Ferroviario Beira (MOZ) v Zesco Utd (ZAM) How Mine (ZIM) v St Michel Utd (SEY) Kondzo (CGO) v Bayelsa Utd (NGR) Red Lions (LBR) v CS Constantine (ALG) CO Bamako (MLI) v ASEC (CIV) MK Etancheite (COD) v Ismaily (EGY)

Football: Champions Ahly wary of West Ham reject Ngasa

West Ham United reject Mrisho Ngasa will receive special attention when Al-Ahly begin the hunt for a record third consecutive CAF Champions League title this weekend. Ngasa, who had unsuccessful 2009 trials with the English Premier League club, scored a hat-trick in each leg when Tanzanians Young Africans went on a 12-goal preliminary-round romp. But after bagging six goals against international rookies Komorozine from the Comoros Islands, the 24-year-old son of a former Tanzania midfielder must face the defensively tight Egyptians.

Football: Leading CAF Champions League scorers

Leading CAF Champions League goalscorers ahead of first round fixtures this weekend: 6: Ngasa (Young Africans/TAN) 4: Iajour (Raja/MAR) 3: L. Diawara, Sissoko (both Stade Malien/MLI), Bwalya (Nkana/ZAM), Nkhatha (Chiefs/RSA) afp

Football: 5 CAF Super Cup facts

CAF Super Cup facts ahead of match between Al-Ahly of Egypt and CS Sfaxien of Tunisia at Cairo Stadium Thursday: 1. Ahly are hoping to be the first club to win successive titles twice. The Cairo club, Nigerians Enyimba and Congolese TP Mazembe have achieved the feat once. 2. Egypt are the most successful country in the competition with eight titles followed by three for Tunisia. Ahly have lifted the trophy five times and Cairo neighbours Zamalek three times.

Football: CAF Confederation Cup draw

CAF Confederation Cup first round draw: CARA (CGO) v Etoile Sahel (TUN) SuperSport Utd (RSA) v AFC Leopards (KEN) AS Kigali (RWA) v Al-Ahly Shendy (SUD) Gamtel (GAM) v El-Jadida (MAR) Medeama (GHA) v Moghreb Fes (MAR) Ferroviario Beira (MOZ) v Zesco Utd (ZAM) How Mine (ZIM) v St Michel Utd (SEY) Kondzo (CGO) v Bayelsa Utd (NGR) Red Lions (LBR) v CS Constantine (ALG) CO Bamako (MLI) v ASEC (CIV) MK Etancheite (COD) v Ismaily (EGY) Ebusua Dwarfs (GHA) v Petro Atletico (ANG)

Football: CAF Champions League results - 1st update

CAF Champions League preliminary round, second leg results at the weekend: Komorozine (COM) 2 Young Africans (TAN) 5 (Ngassa 22, 87, 90, Kiiza 13, Msuva 37) Young Africans win 12-2 on aggregate Atlabara (SSD) 2 Berekum Chelsea (GHA) 0 Berekum win 3-0 on penalties after 2-2 tie Foullah Edifice (CHA) 2 Al-Ahly Benghazi (LBA) 0 Benghazi win 4-2 US Bitam (GAB) 1 Gor Mahia (KEN) 0 Gor win 3-1 on penalties after 1-1 tie

Football: Pillars toppled despite Champions League win

Nigerian club Kano Pillars made an unexpectedly early exit from the CAF Champions League this weekend despite a 2-1 win over Democratic Republic of Congo visitors Vita. The Kinshasa club, who won the competition 41 years ago, advanced 4-3 on aggregate having built a two-goal first-leg advantage last Sunday. When the 2014 draw for the premier African club competition was made, the Vita-Kano clash stood out as the highlight of the preliminary qualifying round.

Football: CAF Champions League results

CAF Champions League preliminary round, second leg results this weekend: Komorozine (COM) 2 Young Africans (TAN) 5 (Ngassa 22, 87, 90, Kiiza 13, Msuva 37) Young Africans win 12-2 on aggregate Real Bamako (MLI) 1 (Coulibaly) FAR Rabat (MAR) 1 (Aqqal) Real win on away goals after 3-3 tie Diamond Stars (SLE) 1 (Fofana 77) Raja Casablanca (MAR) 2 (Mabide 54, Zemmama 90) Raja win 8-1 Flambeau l'Est (BDI) 1 (Shukuru 86) Diables Noirs (CGO) 1 (Samerange 20) Flambeau win 2-1
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