Kenya's Gor and Rwanda's Rayon Sport earn additional points

Thursday May 17 2018

Morocco's Renaissance Berkane striker Ayoub El

Morocco's Renaissance Berkane striker Ayoub El Kaabi celebrating scoring a goal. PHOTO | BBC 

By CHARLES OMONDI
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Kenya's Gor Mahia and Rwanda's Rayon Sport increased their Confederation Cup points tally to two each after their second successive draws against USM Alger and Yanga respectively on Wednesday.

A 10-man Gor Mahia held the Algerian side 0-0 in their Group D encounter at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, while the Rayon Sport and Yanga clash finished goalless in Dar es Salaam.

The results leave USM Alger atop the group with four points, having beaten Yanga 4-0 in their first group match in Algeria. Yanga remain the Group D tail-enders with a single point so far.

Gor Mahia had Joash Onyango red-carded in the 55th for a second bookable offence.

In Group B, Morocco's Renaissance Berkane secured a 2-0 victory over hosts UD Songo of Mozambique, thanks to Ayoub El Kaabi's double strike.

Played the final

The goals further staked El Kaabi's claim for a place in Morocco's final World Cup squad due next month in Russia.

In the other match in the group, Sudan's Al Hilal were held to a 1-1 draw by visiting Egypt's Al Masry, who took the lead after just 10 minutes through Islam Issa.

Hosts Hilal, who played the final 65 minutes with 10 men after the dismissal El Tahir Hassan, equalised when Brazilian Geovane Maranhao converted an 82nd minute penalty.

Berkane top Group B with six points, Masry are on four, Al Hilal have just one, while Songo are pointless.

In Group A, Aduana Stars of Ghana came from behind three times to snatch a stoppage-time 3-3 draw with Raja Casablanca of Morocco.

Mahmoud Benhalib, twice, and Lema Mabidi put Raja in front only for Aduana to level through goals from Oba Ikama, Caleb Amankwah and Nathaniel Asamoah.

In the same group, AS Vita Club of the DR Congo recovered from conceding an early goal to beat Cote d'Ivoire's Asec Mimosas 3-1 in Kinshasa.

Gbagnon Badie converted a 19th-minute penalty for the Abidjan outfit and they retained the lead until half-time.

The goal blitz

Vita Club were a transformed team in the second half with Emmanuel Ngudikama scoring twice before a Glody Muzinga goal put the outcome beyond doubt.

The DR Congo side top the pool with four points, Asec are on three, Raja two and Aduana bottom with a single point,

There was a win for Congo's CARA in Brazzaville scoring three goals in five minutes to whip Enyimba of Nigeria 3-0 in Group C.

Racine Louamba triggered the goal blitz with a 14th-minute strike and Cabwey Kivutuka and Dicha Liema were the others scorers.

Williamsville of the Cote d'Ivoire came from behind in Bamako to force a 1-1 draw with 2012 Confederation Cup runners-up Djoliba of Mali.

The Ivorians top Group C with four points one more than both CARA and Enyimba with Djoliba bottom on one point.