1º de Agosto start Champions League bid with win

Luanda – Angola’s 1º de Agosto beat Zambia’s Red Arrows FC 1-0 on Saturday, in the first-leg of the CAF Champions League match qualifier for the group stage, a game played at the Heroes Stadium, in Lusaka.

The Angolan squad’s goal was scored by Zine in minute five of the match.

1º Agosto had a different approach to the match this time, entering very serene to avoid being caught by surprise like in the previous edition, when the team lost with the same opponent and ended up eliminated prematurely from the competition.

Goalkeeper Neblu was in the spotlight, preventing successive times the equalizing goal by the hosts, while Zine, who scored the sole goal of the match, was replaced in minute 81 by Ben Arfa.

In the other matches, South Africa’s Cape Town City beat Congo’s Otôho d’Oyo (2-0), Malawi’s Big Bullests lost to Tanzania’s Sport Club (0-2), while South Sudan’s Zalan were defeated by Tanzania’s Young Africans(0-4).

Rwanda ‘s Armée Patriotique beat Tunisia’ s Us Monastir (1-0) and Comoro ‘s Volcan Club that beat Seychelles’ La Passe (1-0) completed the Saturday first leg matches.

1º de Agosto face Red Arrows FC at home on september 18 at the 11 de Novembro Stadium, in Luanda.

The other Angolan representative in the Champions League, Petro de Luanda, face Mozambique’s Black Bulls on Sunday.

Source: Angola Press News Agency