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Mazembe exit Champions League; Ethiopia's Kedus Giorgis and Sudan's Al-Hilal ease through

Ahram Online , Sunday 19 Mar 2017
File Photo: Mazembe in 2015 African Champions of league (Courtesy of Mazembe official website)

Five-time African champions TP Mazembe failed to reach the Champions League group stages after a frustrating goalless draw with CAPS United of Zimbabwe in Harare on Sunday to exit the continental competition on the away goal rule after  a 1-1 draw on aggregate.

The Congolese side were held to a 1-1 draw at home in the first-leg one week earlier.

Kedus Giorgis of Ethiopia and Sudanese side Al Hilal sealed a place in the competition's next phase at the expense of Leopards de Dolisie (Congo) and Port Louis (Mauritius) respectively.

The Ethiopian side, who claimed a 1-0 win in the first-leg away, secured a 2-2 draw at home in the second-leg to reach the next round with a 3-2 win on aggregate, while the Sudanese giants claimed a 5-2 win on aggregate after their 2-2 draw away with Port Louis.

Mamelodi Sundowns, Cotonsport, Zanaco, Wydad de Casablanca, USM Alger, Al Merrikh,  Ahli Tripoli , Vita Club and Egyptian side Ahly have already secured a place in the round of 16.

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