Sunshine hold Etoile to stay in CAF title chase
Nigerian club Sunshine Stars got back into contention for a CAF Champions League semi-finals place after holding Etoile Sahel 0-0 in Tunisian Mediterranean resort Sousse this weekend.
Stars, playing in the premier African club competition for the first time, made a disastrous start in Group A two weeks ago by losing 2-0 at home against defending champions Esperance of Tunisia.
Former title holders Etoile launched their mini-league campaign with a 1-0 victory over AS0 Chlef in Algeria and will regard the Sunshine result as two points dropped.
Esperance lead the standings after matchday 2 with six points followed by Etoile with four and Sunshine with one while Chlef are pointless as the four teams pursue a top-two finish and a semi-finals place.
Cameroonian Yannick Ndjeng scored in the final minute to give Esperance a thrilling 3-2 triumph over Chlef and maintain their unbeaten record in the Champions League this year.
Khaled Mouelhi converted two penalties for the title holders while Farid Mellouli and Mohamed Messaoud were on target for Chlef, who have reached the group phase for the first time.
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