Island opponents next for Stars, Sundowns


Platinum Stars, who went through 4-1 despite losing 1-0 to hosts Lesotho Correctional Services at the weekend, will be up against US Tamponnaise of Reunion in the next leg.

Other Champions’ League results on the continent saw Ghana’s AshantiGold beat Niger side Sahel FC by 6-1 to book their place against Algerian champions JS Kabylie in the next round.

competition where they will play Algerian champions JSKTwo former holders Hearts of Oak of Ghana and Morocco’s FAR Rabat were eliminated after the first round of matches in the Champions League.

The 2001 champions from Accra were knocked out of the competition by Gabonese side FC 105 Libreville on a 4-3 aggregate on Sunday.

FAR Rabat also suffered a shock elimination from the tournament at the hands of little-known Sporting Praia of Cape Verde on Saturday. The 1985 champions were eliminated 5-4 on penalties after the tie finished 3-3 on aggregate in Praia.

Stade Malien of Mali restored some pride after their goalless away draw to Angolan side Primeiro Agosto on Saturday. But the Malians were still eliminated from the tournament after they lost the first leg 2-1 in Bamako.

On Friday, Entente Setif of Algeria beat ASC SNIM of Mauritania 2-0 in the second leg of their game to complete a 7-1 aggregate win.

Rwanda’s Rayon Sports avenged a 2-0 away at Ethiopia’s Harrar Beer two weeks ago with a similar score line in the return leg in Kigali, Rwanda. Rayon now proceed to the second round where they will face Sudan’s El MerreikhUganda Revenue Authority were bundled out of the competition after losing 2-0 away to Zambia’s Zesco.

The first encounter at home ended in a goalless draw.The Zambians now advance to the second round and will face Al Hilal of Sudan.

Nigeria’s Gombe United advanced 4-1 on penalties to the second round after beating DC Motema Pembe 2-0 to overturn their first leg deficit.

Nigeria’s Enyimba also advanced, winning 3-2 with some ease in Congo despite being subjected to undisguised hostility by their hosts.

Gombe were walking a tightrope after losing 2-0 in the first leg a forthnight ago, but their nerves were calmed when they were awarded two penalties in the first half.Stephen Worgu scored twice for Nigeria champions Enyimba. His first goal came after 50 minutes, and the former Ocean Boys midfielder added a second with 15 minutes of play left.Uche Kalu then sealed the tie with Enyimba’s third goal soon after.

But the Congolese scored two quick goals in the closing minutes to give some respectability to the scoreline.The game was held up for about 10 minutes after crowd trouble, which saw an assistant referee injured by a missile thrown from the stands.

Weekend second leg results:Entente Setif (Algeria) 2-0 ASC SNIM (Mauretania). Entente Setif win 7-1 on aggregate.

Olympique Khouribga (Guinea Bissau) 2-0 Sporting Bissau (Morocco). Olympique Khouribga win 4-0 on aggregate AS Kaloum (Guinea)advance after Invincible XI (Liberia) withdraw.

InterClube 2-1 (Angola) Renacimiento (Equatorial Guinea) InterClube win 4-2 on aggregate.

Sporting Praia (Cape Verde) 3-0 FAR Rabat (Morocco). 3-3 on aggregate. Sporting Praia win 5-4 on penalties Africa Sports (Ivory Coast) 3-0 Tonnerre FC (Benin). Africa Sports win 3-0 on aggregate.

Zamalek (Egypt) 2-0 APR FC (Rwanda). Zamalek win 4-1 on aggregate.

CF Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) 2-3 AS Douanes (Senegal). AS Douanes win 3-2 on aggregate.

Ajesaia (Madagascar) v Costa do Sol (Mozambique) Match postponed.

Dynamos(Zimbabwe) 2-0 Royal Leopards (Swaziland)Dynamos win 3-0 on aggregate.

AshantiGold (Ghana) 6-1 Sahel SC (Niger). AshantiGold win 6-2 on aggregate.

Gombe United (Nigeria) 2-0 DC Motema Pembe (DRC). 2-2 on aggregate. Gombe United win 4-1 on penalties.

Hearts of Oak (Ghana) 3-1 FC105 Libreville (Gabon). FC105 Libreville win 4-3 on aggregate.

TP Mazembe (DRC) advance over Renaissance of Chad due Caf ban on clubs from Chad.

Primeiro Agosto(Angola) 0-0 Stade Malien (Mali). Primeiro Agosto win 2-1 on aggregate.

Club Africain (Tunisia) 1-0 ASC Saloum (Senegal). Club Africain win 3-1 on aggregate.

Diables Noirs (Congo) 2-3 Enyimba (Nigeria).Enyimba win 7-3 on aggregate.

Al Tahrir of Eritrea advance over Tusker FC due to Caf ban clubs from Kenya.

St Michel United (Seychelles) 0-1 US Tamponnaise (Reunion). US Tamponnaise win 4-1 on aggregate.

Correctional Services (Lesotho) 1-0 Platinum Stars (South Africa). Platinum Stars win 4-1 on aggregate.

Coin Nord Mitsamiouli (Comores) 1-0 Curepipe Starlight (Mauritius). Curepipe Starlight win 2-1 on aggregate.

Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa) 4-0 Miembeni SC Mamelodi Sundowns win 5-0 on aggregate.

Zesco United (Zambia) 0-0 URA (Uganda) Zesco United win 2-0 on aggregate.

Awassa City (Ethiopia) 1-1 Simba SC (Tanzania). Simba win 4-1 on aggregate.

Outstanding weekend results are Union Douala (Cameroon) v Asko Kara (Togo) and Cotonsport (Cameroon) v Vital’O (Burundi).