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Morocco’s FAR Rabat hits Togo’s Kara for five

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AS FAR Rabat in a previous match
  • FAR Rabat picked the biggest win of the weekend
  • Diables Noirs drew in their second match
  • South Africa’s Marumo Galants continued to shine

Moroccan side FAR Rabat stormed to the apex of Group C of the CAF Champions League after coming from a goal down to see off Togo’s AS Kara 5-1 at home on Sunday.

Rabat, who started their group phase campaign last weekend with an exciting 2-2 draw away to Pyramids have now moved to four points on top of the table. Egyptians Pyramids and Future FC are second and third, both with two points.

The Moroccans found themselves trailing 1-0 at home within the opening quarter of an hour. Harissou Ouro struck them into the lead finishing off Abdou Ouattara’s assist.

But, the Moroccans gave a fight, infront of their home faithful in Rabat. They went to the break tied at 1-1 after Mohamed Hrimat struck them level with six minutes left to halftime.

They went on the rampage in the second half. Ahmed Hammoudan took them into the lead just five minutes after the restart before Igmane Hamza scored their third goal in the 63rd minute.

Kara looked to have caved in and they allowed their hosts to see more of the ball and they ultimately opened a bigger gap when Mustapha Sahd scored the fourth, to virtually put the game into safety.

Zakaria Fati drove the final nail on the Kara coffin with the fifth, in the second minute of added time.

Elsewhere, Diables Noirs moved to four points and top in Group B after a 0-0 draw away to DC Motema Pembe.

Marumo Gallants in flying form 

South Africa’s Marumo Gallants completed back to back victories in their opening two matches of Group A in the TotalEnergies CAF Confederation Cup with a 2-1 victory away to St Eloi Lupopo on Sunday.

Gallants had started their campaign with a 4-1 victory at home against Libya’s Al Akhdar last weekend, and the win on enemy territory now sails them to six points at the apex of the group.

Lupopo have now lost two matches in a row having suffered a 3-0 defeat away to USM Alger last weekend and sit bottom of the pile.

Gallants had a good start and found themselves in the lead after 34 minutes via Mpho Mvelase’s neat finish.

They continued their dominance with Lupopo struggling to get their feet on the ground and the South African side notched their second three minutes to the break with striker Ranga Chivaviro netting his third goal of the group phase following his double last weekend.

In the second half, the home side came back under pressure to get back into the match and they began with good pace.

They brought on Massamba Kiesse, Harvey Ossete and Kazema Basso to improve their forward line. They however had to wait till the 82nd minute to halve the deficit through Patou Kabango.

The goal added some fire under their bellies, but they couldn’t complete the comeback.

They will hope for better tidings in their next match when they take on Al Akhdar while Gallants face Alger.

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