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Tunisia’s Club Africain set up Zamalek clash in Champions League

Club Africain thrash Rwanda’s APR to set up Zamalek meeting in the African Champions League

Hatem Maher , Friday 4 Mar 2011
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Tunisian players celebrate their large victory
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Tunisian side Club Africain will face Egyptian giants Zamalek in the CAF Champions League round of 32 after crushing Rwanda’s APR 4-0 at home in the preliminary stage on Friday.

Club Africain brushed aside their lowly opponents to go through with a 6-2 aggregate win, having been held to a 2-2 away draw in the first leg.

The hosts went to the locker room with a one-goal lead, thanks to a 20th-minute strike from right-back Bilel Iffa.

Wissem Ben Yahia doubled their advantage when he converted a penalty four minutes after the restart and Chad striker Ezechiel Ndouasel, who was introduced in the second half, added the third on 73 minutes.

Forward Youssef Mouihbi completed the rout two minutes later as Club Africain, who have never won Africa’s premier club competition, qualified for the next round to set up a mouthwatering encounter against Zamalek.

It will be the first match that features teams from North African rivals Egypt and Tunisia following the popular uprisings which forced their presidents to leave office.

Former Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia in January amid incessant protests while Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak was forced to step down last month following an 18-day revolt.

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