Zimbabwean club side How Mine continued with their 100 percent home record in the Orange CAF Confederation Cup competition with a narrow 2-1 win over visiting Nigerian side Bayelsa United in a second round, first leg meeting in Bulawayo on Saturday
It was also the first time current competition top goal scorer, Kudakwashe Musharu failed to find the back of the net and this time round the Gold Miners had Morris Kadzola and Menard Mupera to thank for the win at Barbourfields Stadium but it was the visitors who opened the scoring through midfielder Benard Okorowanta.
How Mine who lost away to St Michel of Seychelles in the last round will have their work cut out when they travel to Nigeria for the return fixture at the weekend . Bayelsa will keen to build on the vital away goal scored and home advantage to advance further in the competition.
Meanwhile also on Saturday, South Africa club SuperSport United lost 1-0 to Etoile du Sahel in the first leg of their Orange CAF Confederation Cup second round tie at Stade Olympique de Sousse in Tunisia . The Tunisians struck through Brigui Ayala who headed in after about 7 minutes from kick off.
Senegalese import Mame Niang thought he had found the equaliser for SuperSport in the second half but the goal did not stand as he was adjudged to used his hand prior to scoring.
Etoile du Sahel piled on the pressure but SuperSport hung on and will feel they are still in this contest when they host the Tunisians at home in the second leg this coming weekend 28- 30 March 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa.