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CAF Champions League round-up

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The second legs of the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League were held during the course of the week, with Liberia's Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) transmitting shock waves across the world of African football by knocking out annual campaigners and Ghana champions Asante Kotoko after winning 1-0 in Monrovia.

Liberia is not known for football but they have boasted George Weah, the only African to win the FIFA World Player of the year award.

Elsewhere, in Sudan, Atlabara FC won 2-0 against Ghana's Berekum Chelsea to make the aggregate score 2-2. The Ghanaians won 3-0 on penalties

In Niamey, new coach Ahmed Mido Hossam led Zamalek to a 1-0 win against AS Douanes to advance to the next round with 3-0 aggregate victory.

South Africa's Kaizer Chiefs won 4-1 on aggregate against Black Africa FC of Namibia after pulling a second leg 1-1 draw in Windhoek.

Nigeria's Enyimba FC - who won the 2003 and 2004 editions of the competition - advance to the next stage of the competition despite losing to Togolese side Ange de Notse 2-1 in Lome thanks to a 3-1 first-leg victory.

Morocco duo Raja Casablanca and FAR Rabat both made it to the next round.

In all, a total of twenty-six teams have qualified to the first round where giants like Al Ahly,TP Mazembe and Esperance enter the competition.

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