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The African Champions league thread, with score updates and breaking news.

Lets get up to date shall we, starting from the second round.

Primeiro de Agosto(Angolq) 3-3 Al Hilal(Sudan)

Kano Pillars(Nigeria) 3-3 Al Ahly(Egypt)

Djoliba(Mali) 1-2 ZESCO United(Zambia)

Kampala City Council(Uganda) 1-2 Al Merreikh(Sudan)

Heartland(Nigeria) 3-2 Cotonsport(Cameroon)

TP Mazembe(DR Congo) 1-0 Ittihad Khemisset(Morocco)

ASEC Mimosas(Cote D’Ivoire) 1-2 Monomotapa United(Zimbabwe)

Al Ahly Tripoli(Libya) 0-2 Etoile Sportive du Sahel(Tunisia)

So, with the holders Al Ahly, and last years runner up Cotonsport both knocked out by the Nigerian contingent, it looks like Kano Pillars and Heartland are amongst the favourites to win.

The remaining teams have been split into two groups

Group A

Al Merreikh(top seed)

Al Hilal(second seeded)

Kano Pillars

ZESCO United

Group B

Etoile du Sahel(top seed)

TP Mazembe(second seeded)

Heartland

Monomotopa United

The first round of group games is scheduled to be played from 17-19 July, and are as follows:

Al Merreikh vs Al Hilal, Kano Pillars vs ZESCO Utd, TP Mazembe vs Heartland, Monomotopa vs Etoile du Sahel.

The current topscorer is Endurance Idahor of Al Merreikh, with 5 goals.

Players to watch....

Sadat Bukari of Etoile du Sahel

Stephen Worgu, of Al Merreikh

Tresor Mputu of TP Mazembe

Kelechi Osunwa of Al Merreikh

Endurance Idahor of Al Merreikh

Enoch Sakala of Zesco United

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Re: CAF Champions League Thread

Bit of a late update, not that any of you are reading:p.

Group A

ZESCO United 1-1 Kano Pillars; scorers were Rodgers Kamwandi(Zesco), Hilary Chukwu(Pillars)

Al Merreikh 0-0 Al Hilal

So all square in Group A after 1 game each.

Group B

Monomtapa United 2-1 Etoile du Sahel; scorers Kamungenga, Nyandaro(United), Akiachi(Sahel)

TP Mazembe 2-0 Heartland; Mputu, Kaliyutuka.

So Mazembe top the group after 1 game on goal difference, followed by United. With the Nigerians Heartland, who knocked out last years runners up, bottom.

The next games are,

Al Hilal vs ZESCO United, 31/07/09

Kano Pillars vs Al Merreikh, 02/08/09

Heartland vs Monomtapa, 01/08/09

Sahel vs Mazembe, 01/08/09

So group matches will continue until late September with both home and away legs to be played.

So Mputu, now on 4 goals is joint 2nd top scorer behind Idahor.

The 2009 final, played over 2 legs was won by TP mazembe.

the 1st leg was a 2-1 home win to Heartland of Nigeria. Mazembe won the 2nd leg 1-0 therefore winning by away goals. They were crowned the 2009 CAF Champions League champions, winning their 3rd title. Top scorer was Dioko Kaluyituka of TP Mazembe who scored 8 goals, 1 more than Idahor of Al Merreikh.

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Re: CAF Champions League Thread

The 58 teams entered into the 2010 competition have been narrowed down to two groups of 4 teams by a process of knockout stages. The groups are as follows:

Group A

Dynamos (Zimbabwe)

ES Setif (Algeria)

Esperence ST (Tunisia)

TP Mazembe (DR Congo)

Group B

Al Ahly (Egypt)

Heartland (Nigeria)

Ismaily (Egypt)

JS Kabylie (Algeria)

As usual, each club will play home and away fixtures with each team in their group; winners and runners up progress to the semi finals. So far, each team has played 2 group games.

Results

ES Setif 0-1 Esperence ST (Wadji Bouazzi)

Dynamos 0-2 TP Mazembe(Given Singuluma x2)

Heartland (Bello Musa Kofarmata) 1-1 Al Ahly (Mohamed Aboutrika pen)

Ismaily 0-1 JS Kabylie (Essaid Belkalem)

Esperance ST (Oussama Darragi) 1-0 Dynamos

TP Mazembe (Bedi Mbenza, Tersor Mputu pen) 2-2 ES Setif (Nabil Hemani x2)

JS Kabylie (Fares Hamiti) 1-0 Heartland

Al Ahly (Mohamed Talaat, Wael Gomaa) 2-1 Ismaily (Mohamed Abougrisha)

So Esperence top group A with defending champions TP Mazembe in 2nd place. Algerians Kabylie top group B behind 6 time winners Al Ahly.

The next set of group games are scheduled to be played between 13-15 August as follows:

Dynamos vs ES Setif

TP Mazembe vs Esperence ST

Ismaily vs Heartland

JS Kabylie vs Al Ahly

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