File photo: Ismaily's players (Photo: Abdel-Hameed Eid)
Egyptian sides Ismaily and ENPPI failed to take first-leg advantages in the African Confederation Cup on Friday after being held to draws by Sudan's Ahli Shandi and South Africa's Supersport respectively.
Ismaily, who drew 0-0 in Sudan, will host Ahli Shandi in the second leg on 3 May behind closed doors after Egyptian authorities imposed an indefinite crowd ban following recent fan troubles.
ENPPI were kept at bay by Supersport United at home, wasting a penalty in stoppage time to settle for a goalless draw that will make their task difficult when they play the second leg in South Africa on 4 May.
The Confederation Cup has eluded Egyptian clubs since it was introduced in 2004 by merging the African Cup Winners' Cup and the CAF Cup in a single competition.
Elsewhere, Club Sportif Sfaxien of Tunisia defeated Congolese side Diables Noirs 3-1 in Tunisia and USM d'Alger of Algeria were held to goalless draw by Gabon's Union Sportive Bitam.
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