Cameroonian striker Leonel Wamba scored the only goal of the game in Cairo as Algerian champions CR Belouizdad defeated Egyptian giants Zamalek 1-0 in Cairo in their TotalEnergies CAF Champions League group stage opener on Friday.
The goal sealed the victory for the visitors to set the early pace in Group D by taking them to the top.
The 20-year-old was brilliant as he calmly slotted the winning goal in the 57th minute to help his side grade their third win in a row across all competitions.
Belouizdad will also take on Sudan’s Al Merreikh and Esperance of Tunisia in Group D.
Zamalek, who failed to make it off the group stages last season, now have work to do again, to gain ground in the group.
Elsewhere in Group C, Moroccan giants, Raja Club Athletic proved too strong for debutants Ugandan champions Vipers SC after scoring 5-0 past their visitors in the group stage opener of the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League on Friday night.
Goals from Hamza Khabba, Jamal Harkass, Mohamed Zrida, Yousri Bouzouk and Roger Aholou in each half as Raja kicked off their campaign with an emphatic victory that puts them comfortably in charge, top of Group C.
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