The CAF Champions League kicked off on Friday November 24. On the first day, TP Mazembe fell to Pyramids FC in Egypt (1-0). In the other match, Young Africans lost to Algerian club CR Belouizdad (3-0).
The CAF Champions League made its return this Friday, November 24. The day's program featured two matches. Pyramids FC beat TP Mazembe (1-0) and CR Belouizdad beat Young Africans (3-0).
TP Mazembe trapped in Egypt
TP Mazembe kick off their CAF Champions League campaign with a defeat. The Congolese lost to Pyramids FC (1-0). Although the two teams were evenly matched until the break, the Egyptians managed to open the scoring in the 54th minute. Fragrie Lakay's pass from Congolese striker Fiston Kalala Mayele put the Egyptians in front. The score remained level for the rest of the match.
A bad operation for the Lubumbashi Crows, who are putting themselves under even more pressure before hosting Mamelodi Sundowns in the 2nd round (December 2 at 1pm GMT). The South Africans will first face Nouadhibou FC on Sunday November 26 (13:00 GMT) in the other match in Group A. In the meantime, Pyramids have taken the lead in the group.
CR Belouizdad keep their cool against Young Africans
CR Belouizdad came from behind to beat Young Africans 3-0 on Friday November 24 in the first matchday of the CAF Champions League. The Algerians, who are highly ambitious for this new campaign, showed their mettle by not shaking against the Tanzanians. Quarter-finalists last season, Les Chababistes opened the scoring in the 10th minute through Raouf Benguit. They went on to break loose in first-half stoppage time (45+2). Abderrahmane Meziane gave his team a two-goal advantage going into the break. The Algerians wrapped up the match late on (90+4). Lamin Jallow came on as a substitute to seal victory for his team.
🟢 Pyramids FC fait une belle opération en prenant le meilleur sur TP Mazembe (1-0) à l’occasion de la 1ère journée de la phase de groupes de la LDC de la CAF. L’unique but de la partie est l’oeuvre du Sud-Africain Fragrie Lakay.
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