KCCA of Uganda shocked Egypt’s Al Ahly – beating them 2-0 in the CAF Champions League Group A match played at Nelson Mandela Stadium, Namboole, Kampala Tuesday.
In Manzini, Swaziland, Mbabane Swallows grabbed their first Group D win following a 1-0 victory over Club Desportivo 1 de Agosto of Angola in another Match Day 2 action Tuesday.
KCCA 2-0 Al Ahly
8-times African champions Al Ahly got a rude welcome in Kampala as they unexpectedly fell to KCCA, who were hosting a Champions League match for the very first time.
After a barren first half which saw Ahly’s Walid Soliman miss from the spot, the mayor’s boys took charge of the second stanza and deservedly went ahead through Saddam Juma’s 73rd minute scorcher.
South Africa’s no-nonsense referee Victor Gomes pointed again to the spot, but this time in favor of the hosts after substitute Derrick Nsibambi was tagged in the box.
Defender Timothy Awany stepped forward to bury the penalty in the 89th minute to seal the 2-0 historic win for the coach Mike Mutebi’s charges.
Heading into the tie, Ahly carried a single point from Match Day 1 where they were to a barren draw at home by Esperance de Tunis, while KCCA were without a point having fallen to Botswana’s Township Rollers.
Rollers will take on Esperance away in Tunisia later tonight in the other group of the day.
Mbabane Swallows 1-0 Club Desportivo 1 de Agosto
Felix Neet Badenhorst’s 60th minute goal secured newbies Mbabane Swallows their first maximum points in Group D against Angola’s Club Desportivo 1 de Agosto.
Swallows managed to pick a point away to Zesco United in Ndola in a 1-1 draw in the opener and with today’s win they move top of the group standings on four points.
The order may however change tomorrow depending on the outcome of the other group match between Zesco United and Etoile du Sahel in Sousse, Tunisia Wednesday.