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Nasarawa United opponent Generation Foot take step closer to CAF boost

25 February 2016, 12:09

Abuja - Senegalese second division club Generation Foot could well extend a fairy-tale run should they eliminate Nigeria's Nasarawa United this weekend to qualify for the first round of the CAF Confederation Cup.

Generation Foot were the shock winners of their country's FA Cup after they upstaged top-flight side Casa Sport on penalties in the final.

It was the feat that propelled the then third division outfit to their debut in Africa's second-tier club competition.

After they lost 2-1 to Nasarawa in Abuja a fortnight ago, they now only need to score a goal and ensure their more experienced opponents do not pip them to the first round of the Confederation Cup.

Nasarawa, who featured in the 2007 CAF champions League and finished third in the Nigeria premier league last season, needed a disputed 88th minute penalty converted to beat the unfancied Senegalese cup winners at home.

"It was not a penalty and we are very disappointed," blasted an enraged coach Jabi Fall, whose players were fitter and faster to the ball than their hosts.

"The penalty was a shame for African football."

Also readGhana officials for Generation Foot vs Nasarawa United tie

The reward for the overall winners of this tie will be a clash with CS Constantine of Algeria.

Morocco's Kwakab Marrakesh look good to also go through after they were 3-0 winners over USFA of Burkina Faso at home, while Wits from South Africa will be expected to complete a double over Light Stars after they won 3-0 in Seychelles to book their place in the round of 32.

Light Stars coach James Barra regretted they did not take their chances in the first encounter.

"We could have done much better had we taken our chances," he lamented.

"We also paid them too much respect and that cost us dearly."

Police of Rwanda, who lined up as many as five players from the recent African Nations Championship the country hosted, will defend a 3-1 home win at Atlabara of South Sudan in Juba.

However, several match-ups are too close to call including Stade Gabesin of Tunisia against Bakaridjan from Mali (1-1) and Burundi's Atletico Olympic up against Fomboni Club of the Comoros Island (0-1).

JKU from Zanzibar and Algeria's Mouloudia Oran have progressed to the next stage of the competition after Gaborone United of Botswana and Wallidan from Gambia pulled out.

Esperance of Tunisia, ENPPI from Egypt, CS Don Bosco of DR Congo and Zambia's Zanaco are drawn bye in the first round next month.

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