m_Mixed bag for SA clubs' CAF opponents

Tunisia’s Etoile Sahel were held at home in the league on Sunday to give SuperSport United some hope that their upcoming opponent in African club competition action might not be as sharp as their reputation suggests.

Matsatsansa head to Tunisia this weekend for the first leg of their African Confederation Cup third round tie against the former African champions, who drew 0-0 at home in Sousse with Stade Tunisien on Sunday.

It was a result that left Etoile Sahel even further behind in the Tunisian league standings, now eight points behind Ruud Krol’s Esperance, who are runaway leaders with Etoile second.

Kaizer Chiefs’ weekend opponents are on a winning trail and will be full of confidence for their African Champions League tie in Kinshasa on Sunday.

Democratic Republic of Congo club AS V Club warmed up for their weekend meeting with Chiefs by posting a 3-1 home win over FC Rojulu in the country’s Super League on Sunday.

AS V Club came from a goal down to score through Abdoul Aziz Djielbeogo (2) and Ngudiukama Kila.

Djielbeogo is their danger man. He is from Burkina Faso and previously played club football in Morocco.

The game was played at the Stade Tate Raphael, where they will host Chiefs in the first leg of their third round tie.

V Club head the Group B standings with 30 points from 11 games played, two ahead of their nearest contender. TP Mazembe Englebert are top of Group A.

V Club came through the previous round of the Champions League with a narrow 1-0 aggregate win over Dynamos of Zimbabwe.

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