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CAF Champions League Wrap: Zamalek, Al Ahli Benghazi earn wins

25 May 2014 02:31

Zamalek and Al Ahli Benghazi kick-started their CAF Champions League campaigns with victories on Saturday, after first-up losses.

Egyptian outfit Zamalek denied Sudan's Al Hilal Omdurman 2-1 in Cairo, with Mohamed Abdel-Shafy the hero for the hosts.

Abdel-Shafy set up Zamalek's opener in the sixth minute, with his cross in from the left finding the head of Dominique Da Sylva - who nodded home.

Zamalek defender Yasser El Hanafi then handed Al Hilal a way back into the contest on 25 minutes, as he failed to control a long ball from the visitors - and Mudather El Tahir swept up the ball, rounded Zamalek goalkeeper Abdelwahed El-Sayed, and scored into an empty net.

Abdel-Shafy produced the magical moment on 81 minutes, however, as he took two touches before powering home a half-volley from the edge of the area.

Zamalek moved second in Group A, level on three points with leaders Vita Club - who have a game in hand.

Al Ahli Benghazi, of Libya, enjoyed a 3-2 win over ES Tunis - of Tunisia - in Omdurman, Sudan.

Edward Sadomba and Farag Mbarak put the 'hosts' two goals up at the Al-Merreikh Stadium inside 12 minutes.

Ahmed Akaichi had the response for ES Tunis in the 20th minute, however Al Ahli's two-goal buffer was reinstated just prior to the break when Moses Orkuma - provider of Mbarak's goal - struck.

Oussama Darragi pulled a goal back for ES Tunis with 12 minutes to play, but they could not find an equaliser.

ES Tunis are point-less through two games, while Al Ahli joined CS Sfaxien and ES Setif on three points in Group B, with the latter two teams to play one another on Sunday.

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Competition
CAF Champions League
Date
24 May 2014
Game week
2
Kick-off
20:00
Half-time
3 - 1
Full-time
3 - 2

Goals

1 - 0
Farag Mbarak 12'
(assist by M. Orkuma) 
2 - 0
2 - 1
20' A. Akaïchi
 (assist by Y. N'Djeng)
M. Orkuma 44'
(assist by Farag Mbarak) 
3 - 1
3 - 2
78' O. Darragi
 (assist by A. Akaïchi)

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