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Canon Yaounde edge past Inter

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Zesco United of Zambia and Zimbabwe's Monomatapa are through

Three-time champions Canon Yaounde avoided an embarrassing first round exit from the Champions League after beating Inter Star 1-0 in Burundi on Sunday.

The Cameroonians were held 1-1 at home in the first leg two weeks ago but managed to win away to secure their place in the second round.

The visitors got the win thanks to a strike by forward Jacques Boma Liliba, who found the net two minutes before the break.

Canon thus qualify 2-1 on aggregate to meet Angolan side Primero Agosto who defeated CARA of Congo 2-1 to reach the second round.

Primero Agosto advanced on a 7-3 aggregate following their 5-2 victory in the first round, first-leg game two weeks ago.

Ten-man SuperSport United also eased to the second round of the competition after beating Starlight of Mauritius 5-2 in Curepipe on Sunday.

The South African side advanced 8-2 aggregate following their 3-0 win in their first round, first-leg game two weeks ago.

The visitors strolled to the victory even though their defender David Kannemeyer was sent-off in the second-half at the New George V stadium.

Elsewhere, Ghana's Heart of Lions crashed out of the competition despite beating Etoile Filante of Burkina Faso 3-2 in Accra.

Etoile Filante qualify on a 4-3 aggregate, having won the first leg 2-0 in Ouagadougou two weeks ago.

SuperSport's next opponents are KCC of Uganda, who needed a Robert Ssentongo strike seven minutes from full-time to secure their place in the second round on Saturday.

His goal in Kampala clinched a 2-0 victory over Ferroviario Maputo of Mozambique, who entered the return match defending a one-goal advantage established two weeks ago.

KCC qualified 3-2 on aggregate.

Returning to the premier Pan-African club competition after a 10-year gap, the Ugandans broke the second leg deadlock on 53 minutes thanks to a goal from prolific marksman Bryan Omony.

He was one of the pivotal figures when hosts Uganda regained the Cecafa Cup last month by defeating fierce rivals Kenya in the final.

Meanwhile, Kenyan club Mathare United fell at the first hurdle in their maiden African Champions League campaign.

They lost their first round, second leg match 3-1 at home to Zambia's Zesco United on Saturday, to go out 5-1 on aggregate.

Enock Sakala scored twice before Kevin Ochieng pulled one back for Mathare from the spot, with Clifford Chipalo netting Zesco's third with two minutes remaining.

Zesco's second round opponents will be Ivory Coast side Africa Sports, who had a first-round bye.

Zimbabwean club Monomatapa lost 2-1 to Zanzibar champions Miembeni but progressed 3-2 on aggregate, and will face South Africans Ajax Cape Town.

Said Wambunje put Miembeni ahead after two minutes, Edmore Chitato equalised in the 14th minute, and a William Sylvester penalty put the hosts ahead again early in the second half.

Defending champions Al-Ahly of Egypt, whose final victory over Cotonsport Garoua of Cameroon last November brought a record sixth title, are among 11 clubs who received byes.

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see also
Champions League roundup
01 Feb 09 |  African
2009 Champions League results
01 Feb 09 |  African


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