At the 5 July Stadium in Algiers, a pair of penalties was enough to hand Saoura a 2-0 win over eSwatini’s Royal Leopards.
Belaid Hamidi scored the first penalty in the ninth minute. The home side was awarded a spotkick after keeper Phephisani Misibi hacked down Abdeljalil Saad inside the area. Hamidi stepped up and made no mistake.
Leopards who were playing with lots of courage came close to an equalizer in the 17th minute when Wandile Simelane took a rasping left footed shot from the edge of the area, but it was turned away for a corner by the keeper.
The home side went to the break a goal up and looked to settle the tie in the second half.
Despite forcing the visitors to play in their own half, they had to wait till the stroke of 90 minutes to score their second penalty of the match, this time substitute Mohamed Hammia stepping up to do the honors.