Two South African teams were involved in continental football on Wednesday. Kaizer Chiefs resumed their challenge in the CAF Champions League, while Bloemfontein Celtic continued their CAF Confederation Cup campaign.
Unfortunately both teams have left themselves with work to do in the second legs, with Chiefs being held to a goalless draw, while Celtic lost, conceding twice at home, leaving them with an uphill battle in the second leg.
Kaizer Chiefs 0-0 1º de Agosto
Kaizer Chiefs will rue their missed chances as they were held to a goalless draw in Wednesday’s first leg of the CAF Champions League First Round match at the FNB Stadium.
While Chiefs controlled the first half, and had the best chances, they were unable to break the deadlock going into half time.
The second half was much of the same, though with twenty minutes to go, the visitors were unlucky not to be awarded a penalty after what looked like a handball was ignored by the referee.
Chiefs should have been ahead in the 74th minute, but an unmarked Erick Mathoho headed wide. More half chances would fall to Chiefs, but they were just unable to find the target.
Bloemfontein Celtic 0-2 Rivers United
Bloemfontein Celtic suffered a 2-0 loss in their CAF Confederation Cup first round first leg game at the Dr Molemela Stadium on Wednesday evening.
After a goalless first half, it was the Nigerian side that took the lead, a goal in the 70th minute from the head of Godwin Aguda.
Ten minutes later River United were two nil up, Fortune Omoniwari with the goal.