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Ajax Cape Town gain slight advantage

The African Champions League trophy
32 teams are battling to get to the African Champions League third round

South Africa's Ajax Cape Town's early dominance secured a 3-2 victory over Zimbabwe's Monomotapa in the African Champions League.

Ajax dominated early on as Mabuthi Khenyeza struck two goals in the opening eight minutes.

Edmore Chitato clawed one back for Monomotapa when he got on the scoresheet halfway through the first half.

The hosts went further ahead when Brett Evans scored in the 59th minute and that goal proved to be decisive.

Monomotapa's Daniel Kamungenga struck in the dying minutes to give the visitors their second goal of the match, but by then Ajax had already sealed their second-round, first-leg victory.

Uganda's KCC came from a goal down at half time to beat visiting SuperSport United from South Africa 2-1 in the African Champions League.

Anthony Laffor gave the South African champions the lead in the first half of the second round first leg match on Friday.

Then after the break Ugandan internationals Robert Ssentongo and Brian Omony both scored to seal the narrow win for KCC.

Al Ittihad of Libya could only draw 1-1 with Sudan's Al Merreikh in the second round of the African Champions League.

Mohamed Zubya opened the scoring for the Libyan side in the dying minutes of the first half.

Al Merreikh's Haitham Tambal struck halfway through the second half to give his team a lifeline.

The second-leg matches will take place in three weeks time.



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see also
Canon Yaounde edge past Inter
15 Feb 09 |  African
2009 Champions League statistics
15 Feb 09 |  African


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