Confed Cup: B’ Faso side beat Al Masry in Egypt

Salitas FC of Burkina Faso won 2-0 away to Al Masry of Egypt on Saturday in the biggest shock so far of 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup qualifying.

The Ouagadougou academy outfit are debuting in the second-tier African club competition just one season after being promoted to top-flight football in the west African country.

Salitas even struggled to make the round-of-32 draw, needing the away-goal rule to squeeze past fellow African newcomers Wakriya of Guinea after a 3-3 aggregate deadlockOnly Al Ahly of Egypt and TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo have won more CAF titles than Zamalek, but the Cairo outfit have not lifted an African trophy since 2003

CS Sfaxien of Tunisia, winners of the Confederation Cup a record three times, launched their campaign with an ultimately convincing 4-1 home win over Green Buffaloes of Zambia. Army team Buffaloes came from behind to be level at 1-1 by halftime, but late goals from Hani Amamou and Firas Chaouat left Sfaxien well placed to win the tie.

Etoile Sahel, the other Tunisian challengers, have won the competition twice and a 3-0 home win over Stade Abidjan of the Ivory Coast virtually assures them of overall success.

A couple of late goals from Colombian Leonardo Castro gave Kaizer Chiefs of South Africa a 3-0 win over ASSM Elgeco Plus of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean port city of Durban. – AFP



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