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CAF CL: Lobi Stars Win As Wydad Casablanca Beat Asec In Opener

CAF CL: Lobi Stars Win As  Wydad Casablanca Beat Asec In Opener
Nigeria’s representative in the 2018/19 CAF Champions League, Lobi Stars kicked off their campaign in group A of the competition with a win defeating South African side, Mamelodi Sundowns 2-1 at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium in Enugu on Friday.
Anthony Laffor shot the South African visitors into the lead after 38 minutes with an easy tap in but Nigerian representatives drew level with the last kick of the half minute through a penalty, which Yaya Kone converted by sending Kennedy Mweene the wrong way.

Samuel Mathias fired in the winner past Mweene from close range after 52 minutes to secure their first win in group A.

In the other group game, Wydad Casablanca defeated Asec 5-2 on matchday 1 at home with Super Eagles winger Michael Babatunde bagging a goal and providing an assist in the encounter.

Ismail el Haddad gave Wydad the lead in the 16th minute but Wonlo Coulibaly restored parity in the first-half goals before Babatunde, Zouhair el Moutaraji, Walid el Karti and Badie Aouk secured an emphatic win for Wydad.

Salif Bagate scored a late consolation goal for the Abidjan outfit.

The triumph took Wydad to the top of Group A on goal difference from Nigerians Lobi.

Lobi Stars are away to Asec Mimosa in their next game billed for the Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium on the 19th of January while Mamelodi Sundowns will host group leaders, Wydad Casablanca.

Edited from Completesports.

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