m_Ten-man Rayon Sports stun AC Leopards

Caf Champions League

*Selected results

AC Leopards (Cgo)                         0-0 Rayon Sports (Rwa)

Ahli Benghazi (Lib)                        4-0 Foullah Edifice (Cha)

Raja Club Athletic (Mor)   6-0 Diamond Stars (Srl)

Young Africans (Tan)         7-0 Komorozine Sports (Com)

Gor Mahia FC (Ken)           1-0 US Bitam (Gab)

El Merreikh (Sud)               0-2 KCCA (Uga)

Diables Noirs (Cgo)            0-1 Flambeau de l’est (Bur)

Dedebit (Eth)                        3-0 KMKM FC (Zan)

RWANDAN league champions Rayon Sports shocked AC Leopards de Dolisie as they held them to a goalless draw in the first leg of the Champions League preliminary round played on Sunday at Stade Denis Sassou Nguesso Dolisie.

AC Leopards, 2012 Confederation Cup winners failed to convert a penalty after Rayon Sports experienced goalie Jean Luc Ndayishimiye was controversially sent off with ten minutes to the end of the game.

The blues are representing Rwanda in the CAF Champions League competition this year, hoping to go one better than arch rivals APR who got knocked out in the first round of the 2013 edition.

A win for Rayon Sports on Sunday will power them into the first round were they will face the winner between 1ero Agosto of Angola and Lioli from Lesotho in the first round.

Elsewhere, Ugandan side Kampala City Council boosted their chances of going through to the first round when they defeated Al-Merreikh 2-0 at the Al-Merreikh Stadium in Sudan on Saturday night.

The two away goals from Herman Wasswa and Tony Odur mean that the Ugandans have an edge going into the second leg which will take place in Kampala next weekend.

Tanzania’s Young Africans recorded the biggest win of the weekend so far, thumping Komorozine Sports of the Comoros Islands 7-0, while Sporting de Praia Cruz of Sao Tome and Principe beat Mali’s Stade Malien 3-2.

Kenya’s Gor Mahia also won, defeating US Bitam of Gabon 1-0. Kabuscorp of Angola thumped Cote d’Or of Seychelles 5-1, while Royal Armed Forces of Morocco drew 2-2 with Real Bamako of Mali.

Club World Cup finalists Raja Casablanca registered a resounding 6-0 win over Diamond Stars of Sierra Leone. The Moroccan champions – who lost out to Bayern Munich 2-0 for the club world title in December – got their continental campaign off to a flying start thanks to four goals from Mouhssine Iajour, and one each from Abdelilah Hafidi and Abdelkabir El Ouadi.

Libyan side Al Ahly Benghazi also started the preliminary round in impressive fashion with a 4-0 win over Foullah Edifice of Chad in Tunis.

The return leg matches will be played this weekend.

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