Tunisia’s Sfaxien lost 0-1 to Nigeria’s host Bayelsa United on Sunday in the first leg of the 32nd round of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Cup.
The Nigerian team’s only goal came through Victory Beningiaba in the 56th minute, after he was alone in the goal from the middle of the field, taking advantage of the poor position of the Tunisian team, as he launched the ball until he reached the penalty area, before putting the ball into the net.And Sfaxien must win by at least two goals in the return match that will be held at its home, if it wants to avoid farewell to the championship, which holds the record number of times won with 3 titles.
On the other hand, it is enough for Bayelsa to equalize by any result in the return match, or even to lose by a single goal, provided that he succeeds in hitting the net in order to achieve the surprise and qualify for the next round.
The Angolan Inter Club is on the verge of qualifying for the role of the 32-plus, after winning a big 3-0 victory over its host Sifa from Madagascar, and Motima Pembe of the Democratic Republic of the Congo also put forward in the next round, after winning a precious 2-1 from the stadium of its Rwandan host, Kigali.
It is noteworthy that the teams emerging from this role will meet in the additional round of 32 of the tournament with the teams that were eliminated from the round of 32 of the African Champions League.