Beaten by Stade Malien in the first round of this framing round, JS Kabylie won the return this Sunday, February 21, validating their qualification for the group stage. Raja Casablanca got scared but continued punishing against the US Monastir. Primeiro de Agosto on the other hand, had a terrible day.
Before the draw for the four groups of the Confederation Cup 2020-2021 edition scheduled for Cairo on Monday 22 February, the framing round of the competition delivered almost all of its judgments. Most of the return matches were held this Sunday, February 21st. And if some did not tremble, others had surprises.
Sfaxien Sports Club, for example, was in conflict on Saturday and it was not threatened in Rwanda. The winners of AS Kigali 4-1 in the first stage, the Tunisians held 1-1 in return. They will be among the 16 teams to play the group game.
JSK overthrows Stade Malien, impeccable Pyramids finalist
Stade Malien, on the other hand, will not. JS Kabylie, beaten 2-1 in the first stage, won 1-0 in return thanks to an entry goal. The rule of thumb from the outside attracts Algerians. Raja Casablanca, it was hot because of US Monastir. The Tunisians won 1-0, as did the Moroccans in the first stage. Thus, he had to go through the penalty shootout to decide between the two teams and it was Raja who was the most skilled (6 shots on goal for 5, only a failure against two).
The sanctions were also needed to decide the matches between DC Motema Pembe-Al Ahly Bengazhi (1-1) and Rivers United-Eniymba (1-0). In the first, the Libyan club won (8 shots on goal to 7). In the second match, 100% Nigerian, it was Enyimba who stood out (5 shots on goal for 4).
NAPSA Stars (2-2 against Gor Mahia), ASC Jaraaf (1-0 against Platinium) and Orlando Pirates (1-0 against Jwaneng Galaxy) were not worried. No problems either for the finalist in the last Confederation Cup, Pyramids FC: already winning 2-0 in the first stage in Ivory Coast, the Egyptian club is there at home against RC Abidjan (2-0).
Jostled Nkana, Flaming Salitas, Enraged Primeiro de Agosto
Coton Sport (1-0 against AS SONIDEP) and ES Sétif (0-0 against Asante Kotoko) had a quiet Sunday. The Gabonese from Bouenguidi Sports, on the other hand, have lost their illusions. They won 1-0 in the first stage against Salitas. But when they came back, Burkinabè reversed the trend (3-1). Nkana’s Zambians saw the advantage of their 2-0 victory in the first half over TAS Casablanca erased within half an hour of the first half, but a goal scored after the break prevented them from losing more than 2-1 and retaining their qualification .
Finally, there is the case of Primeiro de Agosto-Namungo FC. The first leg scheduled for Angola on February 14 did not take place: local authorities feared the Covid-19 pandemic and preferred to cancel the meeting. They even wanted to impose a quarantine on the Tanzanian team. In the middle of the week, the CAF decided: the two tour matches will take place in Tanzania with a 72-hour interval between the two and before 26 February.
This Sunday, therefore, the first stage was to be held with Primeiro de Agosto in the role of “home team” … but in Tanzania. Hours before the kick-off, the Tanzanian health authorities said there were six positive Covid-19 cases in the Angolan club, including five players. Unrest and deprived of their usual goalkeeper, two defenders, an attacking midfielder and a striker, Primeiro de Agosto got a strong setback (6-2). What annoys the last champion in Angola who will try the impossible Thursday, February 25 for the return match …
Confederation Cup return results:
AS Kigali (Rwanda) – CS Sfaxien (Tunisia): 1-1 (Qualified CS Sfaxien) | Match game Saturday, February 20th
US Monastir (Tunisia) – Raja Casablanca (Morocco): 1-0, 5 LOSS TO 6 (Raja Casablanca qualified)
NAPSA Stars (Zambia) – Gor Mahia (Kenya): 2-2 (NAPSA Stars Qualified)
DC Motema Pembe (RD Congo) – Al Ahly Bengazhi (Libya): 1-1, 7 LOSS TO 8 (Al Ahly Bengazhi qualified)
Coton Sport (Cameroon) – AS SONIDEP (Niger): 1-0 (Qualified sports cotton)
JS Kabylie (Algeria) – Stade Malien (Mali): 1-0 (JS Kabylie qualified)
Orlando Pirates (South Africa) – Jwaneng Galaxy (Botswana): 1-0 (Orlando Pirates Qualified)
Rivers United (Nigeria) v Enyimba (Nigeria): 1-0, 4 LOSS TO 5 (Qualified Enyimba)
ASC Jaraaf (Senegal) – Platinum (Zimbabwe): 1-0 (ASC Jaraaf qualified)
Pyramids (Egypt) – RC Abidjan (Ivory Coast): 2-0 (Qualified pyramids)
ES Setif (Algeria) – Asante Kotoko (Ghana): 0-0 (ES Setif qualified)
Salitas (Burkina Faso) – Bouenguidi Sports (Gabon): 3-1 (Qualified Salitas)
TAS Casablanca (Morocco) – Nkana (Zambia): 2-1 (Qualified Nkana)
Etoile du Sahel (Tunisia) – Young Buffaloes (Eswatini): | Match postponed to Monday 22 February, when the young buffaloes have had a hard time reaching Tunisia on time this Sunday
First August (Angola) – Namungo FC (Tanzania): 2-6 (first stage played in Tanzania, the return is scheduled for Thursday 25 February also in Tanzania)