CAF CONFEDERATION CUP Sekhukhune United defeats CSMD Diables Noirs for first win

South Africa’s Sekhukhune United registered their first-ever CAF Confederation Cup group stage win after they defeated CSMD Diables Noirs of Congo 2-1 in Polokwane on Sunday.

The South African outfit, who are taking part in their maiden continental competition in just three years of existence, had lost their group opener 2-0 against former champions, RS Berkane in Morocco. First-half goals by Kamohelo Sithole as well as veteran defender, Daniel Cardoso were enough to secure the confidence-boosting win for the tournament debutants.

Alves Ngakosso-Oko also found a goal for the visitors, but it was not enough as the South Africans marched to victory which saw them move from the bottom of the group to join Stade Malien on equal points behind RS Berkane.

Meanwhile, in a simultaneous fixture, Super Olympien d’une Afrique Renaissante (SOAR) were crushed 4-0 by former champions, Zamalek who were away this time. The Guinean side were unfortunately no match for the North African giants who comfortably cruised past them with goals by Ahmed Sayed, the ever-green Shikabala, Seifeddine Jaziri as well as a late strike by Ibrahima Ndiaye.

The away win gave Zamalek their second win in the group and left them at the summit of Group B.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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