& % ! ! ()
ASEC Mimosas of Ivory Coast, who host Steve Komphela s Kaizer Chiefs, go into today s second leg match with a 1-0 lead, with the Ivorians positioned to advance to the Last-16 round of the CAF Champions League.
So are Etoile Sahel of Tunisia after holding Olympique Khouribga 1-1 in Morocco.
It would be a shock if defending champions TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo and 2014 title-holders Entente Setif of Algeria did not qualify after forcing away draws last weekend.
A multinational Mazembe outfit that has changed French coaches, with Hubert Velud replacing out-ofcontract Patrice Carteron, held Saint George 2-2 in Ethiopia.
Setif left Congo Brazzaville with a 1-1 draw against Etoile, a result that confirmed the Black Eagles as favourites for the round-of-16 next month.
Former champions who are in potential trouble are Club Africain of Tunisia and V Club of DR Congo, who managed only 1-0 first-leg victories. Africain face Champions League debutants Mouloudia Bejaia of Algeria in an intriguing North African showdown.
V Club meet Ferroviario Maputo of Mozambique in an early challenge for impressive Congolese coach Florent Ibenge. CAF Champions League Last-32 Today: In Maputo: Ferroviario Maputo (Mozambique) vs V Club (Democratic Republic of Congo) (0-1) 1pm.
At Lubumbashi, DRC: TP Mazembe (Democratic Republic of Congo, holders) vs Saint George (Ethiopia) (2-2) 1.30pm.
At Garoua, Cameroon: Coton Sport (Cameroon) vs Stade Malien (Mali) (0-2) 2pm.
At Abidjan: Asec Mimosas (Côte d Ivoire) vs Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa) (1-0) 3.30pm.
At Conakry: Horoya (Guinea) vs Zesco United (Zambia) (1-4) 5pm.
At Bejaia, Algeria: Mouloudia Bejaia (Algeria) vs Club Africain (Tunisia) (0-1) 5pm.
At Setif, Algeria: Entente Setif (Algeria) vs Etoile (Congo) (1-1) 5pm.
At Omdurman, Sudan: Al Hilal (Sudan) v Al Ahly, Tripoli (Libya) (0-1) 5pm.
Overall winners qualify for the round-of-16 to be played
next month AFP
' # ' ( )