The domestic league leaders will head to Dolisie next weekend with a fairly comfortable two-goal advantage as the quest for continental glory continues for the capital-based side.
There were two other South African clubs, also on continental duty on Saturday but were unable to emulate the result of their counterparts. Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs suffered their third consecutive as Adama Bakayoko’s strike gave visiting ASEC Mimosas of Cote d’Ivoire a crucial away goal. The result has made Chiefs’ CAF Champions League dream much harder to achieve, as a tough test awaits them in Abidjan for the return leg whilst their performance this season has been far off usual.
Tanzania’s Azam may have well ended Bidvest Wits’ hopes of progressing further in the CAF Confederation Cup after a disappointing 3-0 loss for the Johannesburg based outfit.
The visitors posted three past Wits with no response from their host. Second half goals from Salum Abubakar, Shomari Kapombe and captain, John Bocco practically shattered coach Gavin Hunt’s ambition in the second-tier continental club championship.
“There is absolutely no chance of us coming back now. We had three open chances and failed to convert, they had the same number of chances and converted all of them. That’s the nature of football, you don’t convert your chances; you don’t win. If we couldn’t score one here, how will we score four there?” said a disappointed Hunt.