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An early Mostafa Mohamed purpose arrange Zamalek to defeat Ismaily 3-1 in Cairo to clinch second place within the Egyptian Premier League and safe qualification for the 2021 CAF Champions League.
Had the White Knight not collected three factors, they may have been overtaken by 2020 CAF Confederation Cup runners-up Pyramids and misplaced out on a spot within the elite African membership competitors.
Champions Al Ahly would be the different Egyptian representatives within the Champions League with Pyramids and fourth-place Al Mokawloon Al Arab coming into the CAF Confederation Cup.
Right here, AFP Sport rounds up soccer information from Africa.
Zamalek swiftly stamped their authority over mid-table Ismaily as Mohamed and Democratic Republic of Congo-born Kabongo Kasongo scored inside 24 minutes.
Moroccan Achraf Bencharki stretched the result in three targets in the course of the second half earlier than Wagih Abdelhakim decreased arrears after goalkeeper Mohamed Abougabal blundered.
Zamalek now swap their consideration to the 2020 Champions League as they’ll defend a 1-Zero lead over Raja Casablanca of Morocco this Sunday within the second leg of a semi-final in Cairo.
Zambia made it 4 wins in 5 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying warm-up matches this month beneath new Serb coach Milutin Sredojevic by defeating Ethiopia 3-2 and 3-1 in Addis Ababa.
Albert Kangwanda bagged a brace within the first worldwide pleasant and Emmanuel Chabula matched that feat within the second encounter.
Former African champions Zambia are getting ready for 2 essential Cup of Nations fixtures with Botswana throughout November after dropping to Algeria and Zimbabwe in earlier Group H matches.
Civil conflict in Libya led to the cancellation of the previous two soccer seasons, so the 2017-2018 standings have been used to decide on golf equipment for the CAF membership competitions.
League winners Al Nasr and runners-up Al Ahly Benghazi will compete within the Champions League and third-place Al Ahly Tripoli and cup winners Al Ittihad within the Confederation Cup.
Libya got here closest to lifting a CAF trophy when Al Ahly Tripoli reached the 1984 African Cup Winners Cup ultimate earlier than Moamer Kadhafi barred them from taking part in Al Ahly due to political variations with Egypt.
English Premier League duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal and Mario Lemina of Fulham have been included within the Gabon squad for 2 Cup of Nations qualifiers towards Group D leaders the Gambia.
Each missed the latest pleasant loss to Benin in Portugal due to accidents with the absence of 2015 African Footballer of the 12 months Aubameyang notably noticeable.
Coach Patrice Neveu included 11 gamers with French golf equipment in a 23-strong squad, together with Saint-Etienne ahead Denis Bouanga.
Carlisle United is just not a membership title usually discovered on worldwide squad lists, however South Africa have referred to as up midfielder Dean Furman from the English fourth-tier outfit.
He’s a part of a 25-man squad for residence and away Cup of Nations Group C qualifiers towards minnows Sao Tome e Principe subsequent month.
Born in Cape City and introduced up in England, the 32-year-old just lately joined Carlisle from Pretoria-based South African Premiership membership SuperSport United.
The Guinean Ligue 1 Professional season has kicked off after a protracted coronavirus-induced suspension of soccer within the west African nation and Hafia and Wakriya are the pacesetters with 4 factors from two matches.
Hafia had been African giants within the 1970s, reaching 5 African Cup of Champions Golf equipment (predecessor to the CAF Champions League) finals and profitable three.
African commitments have delayed the debut of CAF Confederation Cup semi-finalists Horoya, who might be looking for a sixth straight league title.
Cameroon-born South Sudan coach Cyprian Ashu Bessong has included 10 Australia-based gamers in his squad for back-to-back Cup of Nations qualifiers towards Uganda throughout November.
These referred to as up embrace Melbourne Metropolis goalkeeper Majak Mawith, defender Ruon Tongyik from Central Coast Mariners, Perth SC midfielder Jackson Morgan and ahead Yuel Kauch from Western Union.
South Sudan are determined for factors towards Group B frontrunners Uganda having misplaced away to Malawi and at residence to Burkina Faso.
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