11 February 2018 12:07
Visitors AS Maniema scored a late winner to earn a vital first leg cushioning against Gabonese side, Mangasport on Saturday in Franceville.
Teenage forward Agee Amongo netted the only goal seven minutes from time to give the DR Congo outfit a shocking victory at the expense of their host.
The victory puts Maniema in a good position to reach the next round, as Mangasport must score at least two unanswered goals to reach the 1/16th round of the second-tier continental club championship.
With the match heading for a stalemate, 19-year old Amongo struck the match winner on 83 minutes and put his side’s noses in front ahead of the reverse.
The second leg will take place on Wednesday, 21 February 2018, in the mining city of Kindu, almost 2000- kilometres from the DR Congo capital, Kinshasa.
Friday, 9 February 2018
Djoliba (Mali) vs ELWA United (Liberia)*
Onze Createurs (Mali) 1-1 CR Belouizdad (Algeria)
Saturday, 10 February 2018
Petro Atletico (Angola) 5-0 Masters Security (Malawi)
Young Buffaloes (Swaziland) 0-1 Cape Town City (South Africa)
Costa do Sol (Mozambique) 1-0 Jwaneng (Botswana)
Energie (Benin) 1-0 Hafia (Guinea)
Ngazi Sport (Comoros) 1-1 Port Louis (Mauritius)
Mangasport (Gabon) 0-1 Maniema Union (DR Congo)
Olympic Star (Burundi) 0-0 Etoile Filante (Burkina Faso)
New Stars (Cameroon) 2-1 Deportivo Niefang (Equatorial Guinea)
Tanda (Cote d’Ivoire) 0-0 CS la Mancha (Congo)
Al Ittihad (Libya) 1-0 Sahel (Niger)
El Masry (Egypt) 4-0 Green Buffaloes (Zambia)
US Ben Guerdane (Tunisia) vs Hilal Juba (South Sudan)**
Sunday, 11 February 2018
APR (Rwanda) vs Anse Reunion (Seychelles)
Akwa United (Nigeria) vs Hawks (Gambia)
Asante Kotoko (Ghana) vs CARA (Congo)
AFC Leopards (Kenya) vs FOSA Juniors (Madagascar)
Simba (Tanzania) vs Gendarmerie (Djibouti)
RS Berkane (Morocco) vs Mbour Petite Cote (Senegal)
Africa Sports (Cote d’Ivoire) vs FC Nouadhibou (Mauritania)
Zimamoto (Zanzibar) vs Wolaitta Dicha (Ethiopia)
*ELWA United withdrew
** US Ben Guerdane awarded a 3-0 win after Hilal Juba forfeited the match