Algeria's ES Setif reach Champions League group stage despite draw at Merreikh

Ahram Online , Tuesday 19 Apr 2016

Entente Sportive de Setif of Algeria celebrate with the trophy after winning the African Champions League final soccer match against AS Vita Club of Democratic Republic of the Congo, at Mustapha Tchaker stadium in Blida November 1, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)

Algerian side ES Setif booked their place in the CAF Champions League group stage on Tuesday when they drew 0-0 at home to Al-Merreikh of Sudan in the second leg of the competition's round of 16.  

The 2014 champions went through on the away goal rule following last week's 2-2 draw in the first leg in Khartoum.

Earlier in the day, Zesco united of Zambia claimed a 2-1 home victory over Stade Malien to secure a place in the group stage with a 5-2 aggregate win.  

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