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Esperance take first leg in African Champions League final

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Esperance of Tunisia took a big step towards retaining their African Champions League crown with a 1-1 draw away against 10-man Wydad Casablanca in the first leg of the final on Friday.

Fousseny Coulibaly scored for the visitors just before half-time at the Complexe Sportif Prince Moulay Abdellah in the Moroccan capital to hand Esperance the lead but they gave up an equaliser late on to Cheick Ibrahim Comara.

The results means Esperance are well placed to become the fourth club in more than a half...

CAF Champions League preview: Clash of the Titans

For the first time in the history of the CAF Champions League, the semifinal line-up will consist of the previous four winners, as Mamelodi Sundowns meet Wydad Casablanca, and Tout Puissant Mazembe and Esperance de Tunis clash in a pair of engrossing first legs.

Congolese giants Mazembe have had to wait the longest to get their hands on Africa's grandest club prize again, but are the most successful side still standing, having conquered the continent on five occasions since 1967.

Their last Champions...

Senegal goalkeeper to miss African Nations Cup with double leg break

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Senegal goalkeeper Khadim Ndiaye started all three matches at the 2018 World Cup.

Senegal international goalkeeper Khadim Ndiaye has suffered a double leg break after colliding with his teammate during a Champions League clash for club side Horoya AC against Wydad Casablanca and will miss this summer's the African Nations Cup.

Ndiaye, 34, who started all three of Senegal's matches at the 2018 World Cup, suffered the horrific injury during the second leg of the quarterfinal, where his side were beaten 5-0 to crash out of the competition following a 0-0 draw in the first leg.

"The...

Disqualified Egyptian club Ismaily reinstated in Champions League

Egyptian club Ismaily have been reinstated into the African Champions League after disqualification last month when fans forced the abandonment of a home fixture against Club Africain, the Confederation of African Football said on Monday.

Ismaily supporters threw stones and water bottles towards the field, which forced Cameroon referee Neant Alioum to order the teams into the changing rooms in stoppage time with the visitors leading 2-1.

CAF's appeal board ruled in favour of Ismaily on Sunday saying...

Lobi Stars begin continental campaign with UMS de Loum loss

Cameroonian side UMS de Loum defeated Nigeria's Lobi Stars 1-0 in the first leg of their CAF Champions League preliminary round clash on Wednesday.

UMS de Loum's sustained pressure paid off in the 66th minute through a Jean Nicolas Abanda effort at the Military Stadium in Yaoundé

Lobi Stars' Alex Aghahowa came close to an equalizer late into the second half, but his weak shot was saved by Joel Tieche.

The Cameroonians can advance for the first time in their history if they avoid defeat in Nigeria...