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Etoile du Sahel edged Al Merrikh 2-1 in Omndurman to collect maximum points in two outings in the African Champions League day two on Tuesday.

The Tunisians are now top of group A with six points – four points clear of Al Hilal, who picked their second point in a barren draw away to Mozambique’s Ferroviario Beira.

Hameur Bouazza’s last gasp strike sealed all the points for the visitors after Bakri Al Madina’s 52nd minute goal leveled for the home side after Diogo Acosta’s opener in the 34th minute.

Sahel thumped Ferroviario Beira 5-1 in the their opening group match over a week ago in Tunis.

Ethiopia’s St. George marked their first ever Champions League group stage match on home soil with a hard fought barren draw against Esperance du Tunis at the Addis Ababa Stadium.

The horsemen missed the services of head coach Mart Noolj who is out on sick leave. The team is yet to concede a goal in this campaign.

Despite the draw, Esperance maintain top spot in group C, however, this could change today if defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns beat AS Vita Club in Kinshasa.

In group D, eight times champions Al Ahly handed Cameroon’s Coton Sport second straight defeat with 2-0 beating in Garoua.

Junior Ajayi struck the Red Devils ahead in the 12th minute after an early dominance reminiscent of the old dreaded Al Ahly.

Two minutes later Momen Zakaria doubled the lead for the coach Hossam El-Badry’s side.

Al Ahly, who were held in their previous match against Zanaco of Zambia take charge of the group with four points –
pending today’s clash between Zanaco and Wydad Casablanaca.

Wydad beat Coton 3-1 in the first day of the group matches and could go two points clear at the top with a second win.

Al Ahli Tripoli refused to bulge against Zamalek SC in Sfax – forcing a barren draw at the Stade Taieb-Mehiri.

The point takes the Egyptian giants to be top of group B pending today’s outcome of the match between CAPS United and USM Alger.

Zamalek beat CAPS United in day one while USM Alger were 3-0 victors over Al Ahli Tripoli.

African Football Writer contributing @Soka25east | Commentator; appeared on @MySoccerAfrica, @KweseSports, @ntvkenya, others | Keen follower of African Football. E-mail: bonfaceosano@gmail.com

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