Tanzania’s Simba SC remained top of the group after scoring late to salvage a 1-1 draw away to Niger’s Union Sportive Gendarmerie Nationale [USGN].

The home side broke the deadlock after 12 minutes through Gbeuli Wilfried’s shot from the left. Simba’s closest chance to equalize was off a Papa Ousmane Sakho shot but it flew inches over the bar.

On the hour mark, USGN should have gone 2-0 up but Nasser Oumarou’s shot after a long ball from the keeper was flicked to his path went inches wide.

Simba kept their chase for an equalizer and they were rewarded seven minutes from time when substitute Bernard Morrison headed home from the edge of the six yard box off a Shomari Kapombe corner.

Source: CAF