While Wydad Casablanca, defending champion, disputes the CAF Super Cupthe African Champions League resumed its rights this Saturday with the first matches of the preliminary round first leg of the 2022/2023 campaign. Algerian champions, CR Bélouizdad ensured the essentials by bringing back the draw of their trip against the Sierra Leoneans of Bo Rangers (0-0). A more complicated trip, on the other hand, for the Tunisians of Monastir, beaten 1-0 by the Rwandans of APR and for the Malians of Djoliba, who fell 2-0 in Equatorial Guinea against Deportivo Mongomo. Ditto for the Guineans of SOAR, defeated 2-1 by Nigelec.
Cameroon’s Coton Sport went 3-0 away against Matlama (Lesotho). Tanzanians Simba and Young Africans and Angolan regulars Primeiro de Agosto and Libyans Al Ahly Tripoli also secured victory away from home. The first leg continues on Sunday before the return matches next weekend.
The partial results of the first round of the Champions League
Bo Rangers (Sie) 0-0 Belouizdad (Alg)
Dept. Mongomo (Gnq) 2-0 Djoliba (Mli)
Matlama (Les) 0-3 Coton Sport FC (Cmr)
Mandji Stadium (Gab) 2-2 Plateau (Nga)
APR (Rwa) 1-0 Monastir (Tun)
Big Bullets (Mlw) 0-2 Simba (Tan)
Cape Town City (Afs) 2-0 Otoho d’Oyo (Con)
KMKM (Zan) 0-2 Al Ahly Tripoli (Lby)
Red Arrows (Zam) 0-1 Primeiro de Agosto (Eng)
Zalan (Ssu) 0-4 Young Africans (Tan)
Volcan Club (Com) 1-0 La Passe (Sey)
AS Nigelec (Nig) 2-1 SOAR (Gui)
Olympic Real de Bangui (Caf)-Vipers (Uga) (in progress)
Exempt: Al Ahly (Egypt), Esperance (Tunisia), Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa), Raja Club Athletic (Morocco), TP Mazembe (DRC), Wydad Athletic Club (Morocco) + Horoya (Guinea), qualified by default.