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Sundowns out to maintain Group C top spot – 2017 CAF Champions League


Chris Katjiukua of Highlands Park challenges Yannick Zakri of Mamelodi Sundowns during the Absa Premiership match between Highlands Park and Mamelodi Sundowns on 27 May 2017 at Makhulong Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Thursday Jun 01, 2017. 13:30


Mamelodi Sundowns will welcome Esperance de Tunis in the 2017 CAF Champions League Group C match at the Lucas Moripe Stadium on Friday.

Kick-off is at 20h00 CAT.

The Brazilians beat DR Congo’s AS Vita Club 3-1 in their previous group game in Kinshasa. Yannick Zakri, Anthony Laffor and Sibusiso Vilakazi netted for Sundowns.

The win sees the South African side placed at the top of the Group C log with four points. They are only ahead of second-placed Esperance on goal difference.

Sundowns, who are defending champions, will be hoping to record another victory in order to remain at the top of the group standings.

Meanwhile, Esperance were held to a goalless stalemate by Ethiopian giants Saint George in their previous group match in Addis Ababa.

The draw sees the Tunisian giants placed second on the Group C standings. They are two points above second-placed Saint George.

A victory over Sundowns, will take two-time Champions League winners to the top of group standings with three matches left.

Senegalese referee Maguette Ndiaye will be in charge of the encounter between Sundowns and Esperance in Pretoria.



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Senegal U20 out to maintain Group F top spot – 2017 FIFA U20 World Cup


Kevin Olivier Soni of Senegal and Preston Tabortetaka Obiarrah of Cameroon during the 2017 Total Zambia U-20 African Cup of Nations match between Senegal and Cameroon at Levy Mwanawasa,Ndola,Zambia on 05 March 2017 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Wednesday May 24, 2017. 08:00


Senegal will face off with United Stars of America (U.S.A) in the 2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup Group F game at the Incheon Football Stadium on Thursday.

Kick-off is at 13h00 CAT.

The Young Lions of Teranga recorded a 2-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in their opening group match which was played on Monday.

The victory took Senegal to the top of Group D standings with three points. They are two points above third-placed Ecuador.

Ibrahima Niane, who scored Senegal’s first goal of the tournament, will be looking to score again and help his side record a victory over U.S.A.

Meanwhile, U.S.A came back to hold Ecuador to a 3-3 stalemate in their first group encounter which was played on Monday.

The draw left the Young Stars and Stripes placed second on the Group F standings with one point. They are two points behind the leaders Senegal.

Josh Sargent, who grabbed a brace against Ecuador, will be hoping to inspire the Young Stars and Stripes to victory over Senegal.

Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha will be in charge of the encounter between Senegal and U.S.A in the South Korean city of Incheon.



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Guinea out to maintain Group A top spot – 2017 U17 Africa Cup of Nations


AGUIBOU CAMARA of Guinea MESHAK BABANZILA MAYALA of Gabon (r) during the 2017 Under 17 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Gabon and Guinea at the Port Gentil Stadium, Gabon on 14 May 2017 ©Alain Guy Suffo/BackpagePix

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Austin Ditlhobolo

Wednesday May 17, 2017. 11:30


Guinea and Cameroon will meet in the 2017 Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Group A match at the Stade de Port-Gentil, in Pory-Gentil on Wednesday.

Kick-off is at 16h30.

The Junior National Elephants are oozing with confidence after beating Gabon 5-1 in their opening group match on Sunday.

The win took Guinea to the top of Group A with three points. They are only ahead of second placed Ghana on goal for.

Fandje Toure, who scored a brace against the tournaments hosts Gabon, is the dangerman for the Junior National Elephants.

Meanwhile, Cameroon were hammered 4-0 by Ghana in their first group match on Sunday night.

As a result, the Junior Indomitable Lions are placed fourth on the Group A standings without a single point.

Cameroon will look to their star player, Moise Sakava Sangola, to inspire them to victory against Guinea.

Maguette N’Diaye, a Senegalese referee, will be in charge of the match between Guinea and Cameroon.



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