AS Kigali sinks Academie Tchite

AS Kigali sinks Academie Tchite

AS Kigali Striker Bodo Ndikumana scored the winning goal for the home Side

Africa Confederation Cup

Saturday

AS Kigali [Rwa]                    1-0 Academie Tchite [Bur]

Malakia FC (SS)                    0-1 CARA (Congo)

African Stars (Nam)             2-0 Atlético de Luanda (Ang)

FC Konzo (Cgo)                    2-0 Yong Sports (Cam)

PEACE CUP WINNERS AS Kigali edged closer to qualifying to the next round after making a winning start in the first leg match of the preliminary round of the Orange CAF Confederation Cup.

AS Kigali snatched beat Academie Tchite 1-0 on Saturday at Stade de Kigali to go into the second leg with a slim advantage.

Striker Bodo Ndikumana scored the lone goal of the match after connecting a brilliant cross from left back Girinshuti Mwemere with a perfect header.

The slim win should give AS Kigali a head start in Bujumbura when the two sides meet for the return leg this weekend.

Elsewhere, SuperSport United edged out Botswana side Gaborone United 2-0 in the first leg of their CAF Confederations Cup match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Saturday evening.

United’s Mame Niang redeemed himself after an earlier miss in the 10th minute with a sublime finish off the outside of his boot from a Lebogang Manyama cross.

The duo struck again in the 20th minute when Manyama broke loose on the right wing and played a low cross to Niang, who doubled his tally.

A minute later Gaborone had a chance to pull one back when Mandla Mgadla fired a shot which Rowan Williams blocked.

Manyama won a freekick in the 22nd minute which Sameehg Doutie played high up into the box but Noah Maposa managed to punch the ball away under pressure from Niang.

SuperSport were forced to make a change at the start of the second half when Boalefa Pule replaced goalkeeper Ronwen Williams, who suffered a groin injury.

Gaborone nearly pulled one back in the 54th minute as Jackie Mothatego turned well and let go a scorcher that beat the diving Pule and flew past the top left corner.

Niang was denied a hattrick in the 58th minute as his effort from a penalty came struck the upright.

In the 62nd minute Mgadla, who was Gaborone’s standout player found himself at the end of a good cross into the box but was denied by the woodwork after he had beaten Pule.

SuperSport were dealt another injury blow when Manyama limped off to be replaced by Bennet Chenene in the 64th minute.

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