CAF Confederations

Raja lose,Zamalek struggle as Nkana,Gor and Etoile all win at home in Confed Cup

The Continent’s second Premier Club competition entered into Matchday 4 on Sunday with defending champions Raja Casablanca falling to a 4-2 loss to RSB Berkane in a Moroccan Derby.

Raja who are yet to win in the competition so far fell behind in the first half as defender Imran Fiddi scored into his own net to give visiting Berkane the lead in the first half before Togolese striker who scored a brace Kodjo Fo Doh Laba doubled the scores in the 52nd minute before Muhcine Iajour came through with a lifeline for Raja 8 minutes later.
Mohamed Farehane added a third for Berkane in the 64th minute with Laba coming through with an assist.
Iajour scored his second in the match in 78th minute before Laba completed his own brace late on in the 83rd to put the match beyond Patrice Carteron’s men who are now bottom of Group A with 2 points while Berkane sit at the top with 7 points.
The other match in the group saw Hassania Agadir beat Congolese side AS Otoho D’yo 2-1 in Agadir courtesy of a brace from Yassine Rami while Mervile Matamba got the lone goal for Otoho who now sit third with 2 points while Hassania’s win sees them go second with 4 points.

Enugu Rangers suffered their first loss in this year’s competition as they fell to a 2-1 loss away in Tunisia at Etoile Du Sahel who got their goals through Iheas Msakni and Sadam Ben Aziza.
It was the Nigerians however who drew first blood in the 16th minute as Bright Silas scored from a Michael Ucheabo assist before Msakni came through with the leveler in the 35th minute.
Ben Aziza capitalized on some shambolic defending from the visitors to give the Tunisians all three points in Tunis.
Etoile have now shot to second place in Group B with four points,same as Rangers,who are third on the head-to-head rule.
CS Sfaxien are top of the group with five points after they drew 0-0 with Salitas FC of Burkina Faso.

There were joyous scenes at Kitwe’s Nkana Stadium as 12-time Zambian champions Nkana FC thumped Ghanaian side Asante Kotoko 3-1 to extend their unbeaten home run in CAF competition to 47 matches.
Kalampa as they are affectionately known by their fans first led through Fred Tshimenga’s penalty which they were awarded after defender Abdul Ganiu brought down Walter Bwalya in the box with 20 minutes played on the clock.
Kotoko were back in the game two minutes later as Burkinabe striker Yacouba Songné struck from a free-kick to silence the home crowd.
Talismanic Ronald Kampamba who was returning to first-team action after a week out through injury fired the hosts back in the lead in the 26th minute before completing his brace 8 minutes after the half-time break.
Nkana are now top of Group C with 6 points and seconded by their local rivals ZESCO United who were held to a 1-all draw by 10-man Al Hilal in Ndola.
Al Hilal were reduced to ten men in the first half after Congolese striker Idris Mbombo who returned to Zambia to play against his two former clubs in the past weeks was sent off for dissent,but that did not stop them from taking the lead in the 64th minute through Abdalla Nasrelddine before Lazarus Kambole equalised in the 71st minute.
ZESCO are second in the group with 4 points while Hilal are third with the same number of points but have a lesser goal difference.
Kotoko are rooted to the bottom with 3 points.

In Kenya,Gor Mahia flexed their muscle at Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi as they trashed Algerian side NA Hussein Dey via a 2-0 scoreline with Jacques Tuyisenge and Francis Kahata grabbing the goals for K’ogalo who are top of Group D with 6 points while Hussein Dey are second with 4 points.
Egyptian giants Zamalek’s struggles in the competition continued as they needed an additional time equalizer from Ibrahim Obama to draw 1-all at home with Angolan side Petro De Luanda who had led in the 60th minute through Brazilian attacker Tiago Azulão.
Zamalek are bottom of the group with 2 points while Petro are third and are only separated by goal difference with Hussein Dey who are also on 4 points.

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