Posted on Mon 4 Jan 2021, 10:57 AM

Enyimba of Nigeria will try Wednesday to repair the damage inflicted by Seifeldin Malik, whose hat-trick propelled Al Merrikh of Sudan to a 3-0 CAF Champions League last 32 first-leg victory.

It is the second time the club from southeastern city Aba have faced such a deficit in the elite African competition, and are hoping for a more successful outcome.

Enyimba suffered a 4-1 loss away to ASEC Mimosas of the Ivory Coast in a 2002 qualifier and a 3-1 home victory was insufficient to avoid elimination.

Posted on Wed 9 Dec 2020, 06:51 PM

Czech referee Pavel Kralovec, who officiates in the Champions League, has been implied in a local match-fixing scandal, Czech media said Wednesday.

The case involves former Czech Football Association (FACR) deputy head Roman Berbr, who has been in custody over suspected match-fixing since October.

Citing police wiretaps, the DNES broadsheet said Berbr had called Kralovec ahead of July’s Czech Cup final, in which Sparta Prague beat Slovan Liberec 2-1 to reach the Europa League group stage.

Posted on Mon 7 Dec 2020, 05:43 AM

All the 22 qualifiers for the first round of the have emerged after the preliminary-round, second-leg matches were concluded at the weekend.

Here is how they qualified with first-leg results in brackets –

Stade Malien, Mali 2-0 Ashanti de Siguiri, Guinea (2-1) – Stade Malien was awarded a 2-0 win as the match could not be played after 4 of the 17 players from Ashanti de Siguiri tested positive for COVID-19.

Teungueth, Senegal 2-0 Gambia Armed Forces, The Gambia (1-1) – Teungueth qualified on 3-1 aggregate.

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