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African Champions League: Morocco’s Wydad top Group A

Wydad Casablanca of Morocco earned the point they needed away to to Zesco United of Zambia to finish top of Group A in the African Champions League.

The two sides drew 1-1 in Ndola on Wednesday with Kenyan David Owino giving Zesco the lead after 16 minutes.

Nigerian Chisom Chikatara scored the crucial equaliser for John Toshack’s Wydad side 10 minutes after half-time.

The result means a northern African semi-final between Wydad and Egypt’s Zamalek, after they finished as runners-up in Group B.

The other semi-final will be a southern African affair with Zesco taking on Group B winners Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.

Also on Wednesday it ended 0-0 between Asec Mimosas of Ivory Coast and visiting Al Ahly of Egypt in a match that was meaningless, with both sides having already been eliminated.

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Champions League fixtures:
Tuesday Group B: Wednesday Group A:
Enyimba 3-1 Mamelodi Sundowns Asec Mimosas 0-0 Al Ahly
Zesco Utd 1-1 Wydad Casablanca

Nigeria’s Enyimba finished off their African Champions League campaign with a 3-1 over South African side Mamelodi Sundowns on Tuesday.

The result restored a certain amount of pride for Enyimba who had already missed out on the chance of reaching the semi-finals.

Despite the loss South African champions Sundowns had already done enough to finish top of Group B and seal a place in the last four.

Enyimba took the lead through John Uche after 24 minutes, before Percy Tau equalised for the South African champions seven minutes later.

Mfon Udoh then scored either side of half-time, the second from the penalty spot, to seal the win.

That brace takes his tally to nine for the tournament this season – maintaining his position as the top scorer in the 2016 Champions League.

Egypt’s Zamalek finished as runners-up in group reduced to three sides after the disqualification of Algeria’s Entente Setif.

 

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