Sekhukhune United secure first-ever group stage win, Zamalek cruise past SOAR


South Africa’s Sekhukhune United secured their first-ever TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup group stage win in the closing matches of the competition’s Match Day 2 fixtures on Sunday, 03 December.

The South Africans, who are playing in their maiden continental competition in just three years of existence were up against CSMD Diables Noirs of Congo in Polokwane where they emerged 2-1 victors.

The result was a great comeback from last weekend’s 2-0 defeat against former champions, RS Berkane in Morocco.

First half goals by Kamohelo Sithole as well as veteran defender, Daniel Cardoso were enough to secure the confidence boosting win for the tournament debutants.

Alves Ngakosso-Oko also found a goal for the visitors, but it was not enough as the South Africans marched to victory that sees them move from the bottom of the group to join Stade Malien on equal points behind RS Berkane.

Meanwhile in a simultaneous fixture, Super Olympien d’une Afrique Renaissante (SOAR) were crushed 4-0 by former champions, Zamalek who were away this time.

The Guinean side were unfortunately no match for the North African giants who comfortably cruised past them with goals by Ahmed Sayed, the ever-green Shikabala, Seifeddine Jaziri as well as a late strike by Ibrahima Ndiaye.

The away victory gives Zamalek their second win of the group and results in them occupying the summit of Group B.

After another highly entertaining round of TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup action, the race towards a place in the knockout stages continues next weekend with more drama and unexpected twists expected to take place.