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
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
"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."
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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
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.For
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