Cameroonian Yannick Ndjeng scored in the final minute to snatch a
dramatic 3-2 win for title holders Esperance of Tunisia over ASO
Chlef of Algeria in the CAF Champions League this weekend.
Khaled Mouelhi converted a first-half penalty for the 'Blood and
Gold' at the Olympic Stadium in a Tunis suburb, but Farid
Mellouli equalised for Chlef before half-time in a fiery matchday
A shock appeared on the cards when Mohamed Messaoud put the
Algerians ahead five minutes from time only for Mouelhi to
convert another penalty and Ndjeng struck his third goal of the
competition to secure victory.
Esperance have six points from two outings having beaten Sunshine
Stars 2-0 in Nigeria two weeks ago while Chlef are pointless
after losing 1-0 at home to Tunisian outfit Etoile Sahel in the
first series of group matches.
Etoile host Sunshine in Mediterranean resort Sousse late Saturday
and success for the 'Red Brigade' would strengthen expectations
that the two Tunisian teams will advance to the semi-finals.
Both Group B matches are scheduled for Sunday with TP Mazembe
from the Democratic Republic of Congo hosting Berekum Chelsea of
Ghana and Zamalek confronting Al Ahly in an Egyptian derby.