Senegal Premier League side, Teungueth FC dumped Raja Casablanca out of the CAF Champions League on Tuesday.
Raja, Morocco’s Botola champions and semi-finalists in the 2019/20 edition of the competition lost on penalties to the Senegalese side after both sides played a scoreless stalemate over both legs.
In Casablanca on Tuesday, CAF insisted on both sides playing the game out despite a water logged pitch that made playing extremely difficult.
Despite pleas by both teams to stop the game, organisers insisted it has to end, citing challenges faced by Teungueth before getting to Morocco as reason for the refusal to postpone the game.
The Senegalese champions won 3-1 on penalties and have posted various videos of celebration on social media, after defeating one of Africa’s best football clubs.
As it stands in the CAF Champions League, some of Africa’s most glamorous football clubs have made it to the group stage with Kaizer Chiefs, Mamelodi Sundowns and Al Ahly already booking their places. Others who have made it to the next round are Tanzania’s Namungo FC, Coton Sport of Cameroon, Algeria’s JS Kabylie, Congo’s DCMP, Pyramids and Zamalek, both of Egypt.
Nigeria’s Enyimba hope to overcome a 3-0 deficit against Sudan’s Al Merreikh as they slug it out in Aba.
Guinea, Zambia Earn Big Wins In CHAN Matches
After successive 1-0 victories and 0-0 stalemates, the African Nations Championship had its first multiple scoring game in the last set of first round of matches.
Zambia defeated Tanzania 2-0 courtesy of goals from Emmanuel Chabula and Collins Nikombe in the second half of the encounter.
The Chipolopolo got out of the blocks early, but failed to break a resolute Tanzanian team in the first half of the clash.
With the 2-0 win, Zambia became the first team to score more than one goal in the competition.
Late on Tuesday, Guinea also crushed Namibia 3-0. The Syli Nationale scored their first goal through Yakhouba Gnagna Barry before Ousmane Camara added a second.
Barry added the icing on the cake for Guinea as they became top scorers in the competition and the first team to score more than two goals after eight matches.
Second round of group games will begin today with Cameroon playing against Mali while Burkina Faso face Zimbawe.
The hosts, Cameroon and Mali will vie for the group’s top spot after 1-0 victories in their first games.
Relegation Threatened Semi Ajayi, West Brom Fall 2-1 to West Ham
West Ham compounded the woes of relegation-threatened Semi Ajayi and his West Brom teammates with a 2-1 victory in English Premier League (EPL) on Tuesday.
West Ham United moved up to seventh in the 2020/2021 English Premier League (EPL) on Tuesday with a 2-1 home victory over West Bromwich Albion.
Jarrod Bowen put the Hammers ahead on the stroke of half time when he directed Vladimir Coufal’s cross into the net with his chest.
Matheus Pereira levelled early in the second half with a long range strike but Michail Antonio sealed the win on 66 minutes with a close-range volley.
David Moyes’ side are now two points behind a top four place with a tally of 32 points, while West Brom sit second-bottom on 11 points.
Leicester City, shock champions in 2016, can go top of the table should they win at home to Chelsea later on Tuesday
Morocco Overcome Resolute Togo in CHAN Group D Opener
In yet another 1-0 score line, Morocco overcame a resolute Togolese team in the group C opener of the African Nations Championship.
The Atlas Lions scored the winner through Yahya Jabrane in the first half of the encounter.
Defending champions, Morocco got their first three points of the tournament and currently lead the group after Uganda and Rwanda played out a goalless stalemate.
After six round of matches, the CHAN has produced just four goals with four games ending in narrow 1-0 score line.
So far, Cameroon, D.R. Congo, Mali and Morocco have all won their first group games with the last round of the first group matches to come up later on Tuesday.
Zambia, Guinea, Namibia and Tanzania will battle for an early top spot in group D as they play their first games of the tournament.
Morocco and D.R. Congo have been tipped to get to the final stages of the competition and probably have a shot on the title.
D.R. Congo have won the CHAN twice in 2012 and 2016, while Morocco have won it once in 2018.
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