Picture : Uganda's Vipers SC surprised TP Mazembe !
Shock results mark 2nd leg, 2nd round matches.
Vipers SC of Uganda are savoring the credit for having eliminated 5-time champions, TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo from the CAF Champions League title race following a post-match penalty shootout in Lubumbashi yesterday. The little-known visitors who are qualifying for their maiden group phase duplicated the first leg score of 0-0 as they fought the hosts to a standstill . The Vipers then proceeded to stinging the Ravens to death when they scored 4 straight penalties as against 2. A host of other results qualified teams for the group stage of the tournament based on the slim margins in the first leg games, and also considerations of the away-goal principle. The CAF Champions League that next goes into the group stage registered the following results over this weekend with the italicized teams obtaining qualification: Coton Sport 2 1 Royal Leopards; Horoya 1 1 ASEC; Al-Hilal 1 0 Young Africans; Wydad AC 6 0 Rivers United; Simba 1 0 1° de Agosto; JS Kabilie 1 1 ASKO; Al Ahly Tripoli 3 1 Al-Merrikh; Raja Casa 1 0 Nigelec; Al Ahly 3 0 Monastir; ES Tunis 1 0 Plateau United; CR Belouizdad 2 0 Djoliba; Zamalek 5 1 Flambeau du Centre; Mamelodi Sundowns 8 1 La Passe; Petro Luanda 1 0 Cape Town City; TP Mazembe 0(2) 0(4) Vipers SC. Vita Club host RC Kadiogo in Kinshasa on Thursday.
In the CAF Confederation Cup, defending champions, RSB Berkane survived a scare winning 2-0 to go through on the away-goal principle after losing the first leg to Kwara United in Lagos 1-3. But Pyramids and Club Africain stood at the very apex of deliberations, respectively trouncing Hilal Alsahil and Kipanga 7-0. The italicized teams went through after the corresponding weekend results which in several cases ditched first leg performance: Ashanti GB 0 1 FAR Rabat; Galants 1 0 Elgeco Plus; ZESCO United 1 1 Royal AM; JS Saoura 0 0 Gagnoa; CS Sfaxien 1 0 Fasil Ketema; Sagrada Espérança 0 0 Saint Eloi Lupopo; Pyramids 7 0 Hilal Alsahil; RSB Berkane 2 0 Kwara United; Diables Noirs 3 0 Ferroviaro Beira; Motema Pembe 2 0 St. Michel United; Hearts of Oak 1 0 Réal Bamako; Club Africain 7 0 Kipanga; Azam 2 0 Al