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Vipers sting Volcan in CAF Confederation Cup

By AFP

Added 19th February 2017 07:45 AM

Deus Bukenya equalises on the half-hour mark with a goal that ultimately proves crucial.

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Deus Bukenya equalises on the half-hour mark with a goal that ultimately proves crucial.

Ugandan side Vipers SC and Ulinzi Stars of Kenya were among clubs who scraped into the CAF Confederation Cup round of 32 Saturday.

Competing in the Confederation Cup for the first time, Vipers drew 1-1 with Volcan of the Comoros in Moroni to advance on away goals.

After a goalless first leg in Kampala last weekend, Volcan took an early lead at home through Kamal Djabir.

But Deus Bukenya equalised on the half-hour mark with a goal that ultimately proved crucial.

Vipers next opponents will be Platinum Stars of South Africa, who snatched a late 1-0 win over Uniao Songo of Mozambique in Maputo through Ndumiso Mabena.  

Meanwhile, Ulinzi of Kenya edged Al Hilal Benghazi of Libya 1-0 in Nakuru thanks to a first half goal from Samuel Onyango.

That result left the teams level at 1-1 on aggregate in the secondary African club competition and Ulinzi won 5-4 on penalties to progress.

Debutants Stars will face Smouha of Egypt, one of 12 clubs who received preliminary round byes, during March.

Platinum qualified 2-0 on aggregate having also won the first leg by a solitary goal.

APEJAS Mfou and Young Sports Academy of Cameroon, 2011 Confederation Cup winners MAS Fes of Morocco and former African champions Mouloudia Alger of Algeria also advanced.

So did Al Hilal Al Obeid of Sudan, Le Messager Ngozi of Burundi, Mbabane Swallows of Swaziland, Ngezi Platinum of Zimbabwe, SC Gagnoa of the Ivory Coast and Renaissance of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

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