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Confederation Cup roundup

Etoile du Sahel players
Etoile players celebrating a goal in last year's Champions League final
Asante Kotoko of Ghana went through to the group stage of the Confederation Cup after a last-minute penalty gave them a 4-3 aggregate victory over Libya's Al Ittihad.

Kotoko won their fourth round, second-leg match 3-1 at home, in a pulsating contest watched by 40,000 fans.

Kotoko took control of the game, going 2-0 ahead, but Al Ittihad drew level, meaning a penalty shootout was looming.

But an Al Ittihad defender handled in the penalty area, and Eric Bekoe scored from the spot, for his second goal of the game.

There was a dispappointing exit for Cameroon's Astres Doula, who lost 1-0 at home to former African champions JS Kabylie of Algeria, having managed a 1-1 draw in the first leg.

Djoliba of Mali lost 5-3 in a penalty shootout at home to Club Africain of Tunisia, after both legs ended goalless.

Etoile du Sahel, the 2007 Champions League winners, went through with a 2-0 aggregate win over Esperance.

The two Tunisian sides drew 0-0 at the El Menzah stadium in Tunis.

Etoile played without striker Amine Chermiti, and they were reduced to 10 men in the 77th minute when Sadat Bukhari was sent off.

Fellow Tunisians and holders CS Sfaxien beat Platinum Stars of South Africa 2-0 to qualify 4-2 on aggregate.

The other South African club in the competition, Mamelodi Sundowns, were also eliminated.

Their 2-0 defeat in Alexandria to Haras El Hadood saw the Egyptian side through 2-1 on aggregate.

Al-Merreikh of Sudan, runners-up to Sfaxien last year, progressed on away goals after a 0-0 draw with Olympic Khouribga of Morocco made for a 2-2 aggregate scoreline.

Mount Cameroon went through to the group stage after eliminating InterClube of Angola.

The two sides drew 1-1 in Yaounde on Friday but the Cameroonian side advance 3-2 on aggregate.

Franklin Takang gave Mount Cameroon the lead after 37 minutes but Costa Pedro equalised for the visitors in the 71st minute.


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