Football: Caf Confederation Cup


Anse Reunion succumb to 0-4 loss


Anse Reunion have a mountain to climb if they are to progress to the next round of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) Confederation Cup.

On Sunday at the Amahoro National Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda, Anse Reunion lost 0-4 to APR (Armée Patriotique Rwandaise) in the first leg match of the preliminary round as midfielder Djihad Bizimana bagged a hat-trick.

According to the Caf website, 21-year-old Bizimana found the back of the net in the 12th, 70th and 90th minutes while Isaac Bigirimana netted the other goal for the army side of Rwanda.

A member of the Rwanda squad at the just-ended African Nations Championship Morocco 2018, Bizimana opened the scores with a stunning effort in the 12th minute from a Jean-Baptiste Mugiraneza assist to give the host a first half lead.

On 70 minutes, Bizimana headed home the second from Rague Byiringiro’s cross before Bigirimana took the game beyond the visitors with the third goal eight minutes later.

Bizimana completed his hat-trick in stoppage time after substitute Maxime Sekamana had put him through.

The second leg encounter will take place on Tuesday February 20, 2018 at Stad Linite.



Friday February 9, 2018

Djoliba (Mali) vs ELWA United (Liberia)*

Onze Createurs (Mali) 1-1 CR Belouizdad (Algeria)


 Saturday February 10, 2018

Petro Atletico (Angola) 5-0 Masters Security (Malawi)

Young Buffaloes (Swaziland) 0-1 Cape Town City (South Africa)

Costa do Sol (Mozambique) 1-0 Jwaneng (Botswana)

Energie (Benin) 1-0 Hafia (Guinea)

Ngazi Sport (Comoros) 1-1 Port Louis (Mauritius)

Mangasport (Gabon) 0-1 Maniema Union (DR Congo)

Olympic Star (Burundi) 0-0 Etoile Filante (Burkina Faso)

New Stars (Cameroon) 2-1 Deportivo Niefang (Equatorial Guinea)

Tanda (Cote d’Ivoire) 0-0 CS la Mancha (Congo)

Al Ittihad (Libya) 1-0 Sahel (Niger)                                   

El Masry (Egypt) 4-0 Green Buffaloes (Zambia)

US Ben Guerdane (Tunisia) vs Hilal Juba (South Sudan)**


Sunday February 11, 2018

APR (Rwanda) 4-0 Anse Reunion (Seychelles)

Akwa United (Nigeria) 1-2 Hawks (Gambia)

Asante Kotoko (Ghana) 1-0 CARA (Congo)

AFC Leopards (Kenya) 1-1 FOSA Juniors (Madagascar)

Simba (Tanzania) 4-0 Gendarmerie (Djibouti)

RS Berkane (Morocco) vs Mbour Petite Cote (Senegal)

Africa Sports (Cote d’Ivoire) vs FC Nouadhibou (Mauritania)

Zimamoto (Zanzibar) 1-1 Wolaitta Dicha (Ethiopia)


*ELWA United withdrew

** US Ben Guerdane awarded a 3-0 win after Hilal Juba forfeited the match