ASC Jaraaf of Senegal, Egypt’s Pyramids FC, ES Sétif of Tunisia, Burkina Faso’s Salitas and Zambia’s Nkana have stamped their tickets for the group stage of the Total Confederation Cup 2020-2021.
Pyramids (Egypt) – RC Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire)
Egypt’s Pyramids, who reached the final of last year’s tournament in their debut ensured the journey to a second consecutive final remained on course after picking a 2-0 second leg victory over Racing Club de Abidjan.
The second leg victory means they see out the Ivorians 4-0 on aggregate having won via the same margin in the first leg.
Diego Rolan and Ramadan Sobhi scored a goal in either half at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo as Pyramids sailed through.
ASC Jaraaf (Senegal) – Platinum (Zimbabwe)
Senegalese representatives ASC Jaraaf defeated Zimbabweans FC Platinum 1-0 in the return leg in Dakar on Sunday to book a ticket in the group phase. They won the tie 2-0 on aggregate having picked a similar 1-0 result in the first leg.
El Hadji Madicke Kane scored the solitary goal in the eighth minute of the match to send Moussa Diatta’s charges to the next phase of the competition.
ES Setif (Algeria) – Asante Kotoko (Ghana)
Despite a 0-0 draw at home against Ghanaian side Asante Kotoko on Sunday, ES Setif progressed to the group phase of the competition for the first time since 2013.
Setif had beaten Kotoko 2-1 in the first leg in Accra last week and despite missing several scoring opportunities in the return tie, the barren draw was just but enough to earn them a group phase berth.
Salitas (Burkina Faso) – Bouenguidi (Gabon)
Burkina Faso’s Salitas marched into the group stages after a well worked 3-1 victory over Gabonese side Bouenguidi Sports in Ouagadougou on Sunday. The Burkinabe side overturned a 1-0 loss in the first leg to punch an emphatic ticket into the next round.
Oumar Kabore had given the home side the lead after 10 minutes before Junior Bayano drew the Gabonese side level just three minutes later.
However, Sami Hien restored Salitas’ lead at the stroke of halftime before Olivier Stephane Boissy sealed the victory early in the second half.
TAS Casablanca (Morocco) – Nkana (Zambia)
Simon Mulenga’s shot on the half turn was the most decisive goal as Zambian side Nkana FC picked a ticket to the group phase despite a 2-1 loss away to TAS Casablanca. Kalampa had won the first leg 2-0 in Kitwe last week and they progressed with a 3-2 aggregate win over the Moroccans.
TAS had overturned the deficit from the first leg with Mahmoud Bentayg and Ayman Dairani giving them a 2-0 lead after 38 minutes. However, the Red Devils from Kitwe gave in a second half fight and scored the all important goal just 13 minutes after the restart.
Their victory means that there will be two Zambian clubs in the group stage with Napsa Stars having earlier beaten Kenya’s Gor Mahia to qualify.