by
Graeme Jackson

Sunday Aug 11, 2019. 10:15

Ghana’s Ashanti Gold opened their 2019/20 CAF Confederation Cup campaign with a solid 1-1 draw away to Equatorial Guinea’s Akonangui, as part of a busy Saturday in the second-tier continental competition.

The Miners looked on course for an away win after Richard Osei Agyemang’s goal early in the second half, but the hosts ensured the game ended level after an equaliser from Diosando Mbele.

Niger Tornadoes of Nigeria are in real trouble in their African campaign, having lost 2-1 at home to Guinea’s Santoba. Usmane Kamara and Ibrahim Babawo netted for the Conakry-based team, while Tornadoes’ reply came from Godwin Zaki.

Other notable results on the day included Young Buffaloes of Swaziland winning 1-0 at Zambia’s Buildcon Ndola, Uganda’s Proline easing to a 3-0 at home to Masters Security of Malawi, and Benin’s ESAE racked up an impressive 5-0 away win at Mauritania’s ASC Snim.

Rwanda’s AS Kigali were held 0-0 at home by KMC of Tanzania in an East African derby, Kenya’s Bandari recorded the same result at home to Sudan’s Ahli Shendi, and DR Congo’s Maniema Union secured a valuable 1-1 draw at AS Pelican of Gabon.

The day’s action wrapped up in North Africa with Pyramids of Egypt showing their class with a 4-1 home win over Etoile du Congo of Brazzaville, with brace from Ghanaian striker John Antwi.

The preliminary round, first-leg matches will continue on Sunday, with the likes of Motema Pembe, Jwaneng Galaxy and US Ben Guerdane in action.

CAF Confederation Cup results, Saturday 10 August 2019

AS Kigali 0-0 KMC

Buildcon Ndola 0-1 Young Buffaloes

Proline FC 3-0 Masters Security

Bandari 0-0 Ahli Shandi

Mogadishu City v Malindi – Postponed

AS Pelican 1-1 Maniema Union

Akonangui 1-1 Ashanti Gold

Niger Tornadoes 1-2 Santoba

ASC Snim 0-5 ESAE

Pyramids 4-1 Etoile du Congo


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