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In Confederation Cup, Al Ahly, Stade Malien draw 0-0

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(elbcradio.com/July 14, 2015)-Egypt's Al Ahly managed a goalless draw against Stade Malien in Mali, despite being without seven key players in the Confederation Cup Sunday, July 12, 2015.

Holders Ahly remains second in Group A with four points after a convincing 3-0 win over Tunisia's Esperance in their opening match.

Etoile du Sahel top Group A with a second win in a row as they overcame Esperance 1-0 in a Tunisian derby watched by a crowd restricted to 30,000, because of security concerns.

An Ammar Jemal goal in the 50th minute proved decisive after Etoile had Brazilian Diogo Da Costa red-carded during the opening half.

Esperance are bottom of the group, having lost both of their matches so far.

Egyptian club, Zamalek, came from behind to beat South African hosts, Orlando Pirates, 2-1 in Saturday's African Confederation Cup match in the north-eastern city of Nelspruit.

Substitute Mustapha Fathi scored the winner seven minutes from time to make it two victories, out of two, for Zamalek in Group B.

Lehlohonolo Majoro had given the Pirates the lead on the 68th minute with Nigerian Maroof Yusuf equalizing four minutes later, with the result placing Zamalek top of Group B.

Friday in Group B, three-time Confederation Cup winners, CS Sfaxien came from behind to draw 1-1 with AC Leopards.

Leopards made the long trip north as underdogs, but they went into the fixture having stunned hosts, Sfaxien, 2-0 three years ago en route to winning the competition.

 


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