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Football: Another CAF Cup win for debutants Medeama

Ghanaians Medeama stayed on course for a CAF Confederation Cup play-offs place with a 2-0 home win over Zambians Zesco United at the weekend. The African debutants took an early lead in the last-16 first leg through Nathaniel Asamoah and Michael Helegbe converted a penalty 12 minutes from time. Asamoah scored with a lob over the onrushing Zambian goalkeeper and Helegbe doubled the lead after Theophilus Anaabah had been felled in the box.

Football: 10-man Sfaxien make it hell for Diables

Goals were scarce in CAF Confederation Cup last-16 first leg action this weekend with only five scored in six matches from Tunisia to Tanzania. Three of the goals came from a team reduced to 10 men as 2007 and 2008 champions CS Sfaxien of Tunisia fought back to win 3-1 against Congo Brazzaville visitors Diables Noirs. The only other club to find the net were former African champions ASEC Mimosas of the Ivory Coast with a goal on the stroke of half-time earning a 1-0 win over Lydia Academic from Burundi in Abidjan.

Football: Ismaily survive scare to advance in CAF Cup

Former African champions Ismaily of Egypt survived a scare in Madagascar at the weekend to reach the last-16 round of the CAF Confederation Cup. Taking what appeared a comfortable two-goal lead into the return match against TCO Boeny in Mahajanga, the experienced African campaigners fell 2-0 behind three minutes into the second half. But Ghanaian John Antwi scored midway through the second half and Ibrahim Hassan levelled in the final minute to earn a 2-2 on the day and a 4-2 overall victory for the Egyptians.
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