Ajax out of Confederations Cup


The Urban Warriors suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat against Mount Cameroon in West Africa yesterday.

Details of the match have not yet been received.

Meanwhile Tunisian side, Esperance booked their place in the next round of the competition by beating Togolese US Masseda 6-1 on Saturday at the El Menzah Stadium in Tunis.The former African champions went through 6-2 on aggregate and inch closer to their second appearance at the group phase of the R2-million prize competition.

On Friday, Astres Douala of Cameroon also qualified to the last round after holding AS Villa of RD Congo one all in Kinshasa.

Astres progressed on the away goal rule after both legs were tied one all.

The weekend Confederations Cup match between Ghana’s Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Dolphins of Nigeria will be settled today after rain disrupted the return leg at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Sunday.

Kotoko were leading by a lone goal courtesy a Nana Arhin Duah goal on the stroke of half time but Angolan referee Jose Antonio decided the pitch was unplayable as the two sides prepared to emerge for the second half as a result of rain.

Kotoko need to overturn a 0-2 deficit from the first leg in order to make the group stage.

Holders CS Sfaxien of Tunisia scraped through to the next round of the Confederation Cup after beating Senegalese club, ASC Linguere on away goals. Sfaxien came back to beat Linguere 2-1 in Sfax on Saturday after losing 3-2 two weeks earlier.

Haras El Hadood of Egypt beat Al Akhdar of Libya 2-1 on aggregate.

Winners advance to the fourth round in June where they will be joined by the eight teams eliminated from the third round of the African Champions League. These include Mamelodi Sundowns, Platinum Stars and current African Champions League title holders, Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia.