Three teams look set to progress in the African Champions League without playing the second legs of their preliminary round ties.
Ghana’s Asante Kotoko and Mali’s Stade Malien have both been given a place in the last 32 while Algeria’s Mouloudia Alger are waiting for confirmation of their progression.
Mouloudia’s game against Buffles on Friday did not go ahead after the side from Benin were unable to travel to Algeria.
The tie was evenly balanced at 1-1 after last week’s first leg in Benin.
Buffles claimed there was a lack of flights to Algeria which is contested by Mouloudia who said there are two airline companies which fly to the North African country.
The Confederation of African Football said in a statement that “this case will be submitted to the Organizing Committee for Interclub Competitions which will take a decision after securing all the details and communications between the two clubs, as well as the experienced feedback and advice from Caf travel division.”
Asante Kotoko and Stade Malien’s games were cancelled after positive Covid tests left their opponents with less than 15 players in their squads.
Confederation of African Football amended its regulations for Covid to say that teams with less than 15 players would not be able to play continental club games.
Guinea’s AngloGold arrived in the Malian capital Bamako with 17 players and when four of those tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival it left a squad of just 13 players leading to the game being called off.
However AngloGold dispute the results of the tests done in Mali. Stade Malien held a a 2-1 lead from the first leg last weekend.
It was a similar story in Ghana where Mauritania’s Nouadhibou had two of their 16-man squad return positive Covid tests on arrival and saw that game called off.
Nouadhibou also disputed the results of the tests carried out in Ghana. The first leg in Nouakchott had ended in a 1-1 draw.
The winners of the ties in last 32 will progress to the group stage of the Champions League while the losers will drop to the play-offs in the Confederation Cup.
Champions League preliminary round results:
Teungueth (Senegal) 2-0 Armed Forces (The Gambia)
Armed Forces (Gambia) 1-1 Teungueth (Senegal)
Teungueth win 3-1 on aggregate
ASKO Kara (Togo) 2-1 Racing Club Abidjan (Ivory Coast)
Racing Club Abidjan (Ivory Coast) 1-0 ASKO Kara (Togo)
Aggregate: 2-2, Abidjan win on away goals
Mogadishu City Club (Somalia) 0-2 AS Sonidep (Niger) (played in Djibouti City for security reasons)
AS Sonidep (Niger) 2-0 Mogadishu City Club (Somalia)
Sonidep win 4-0 on aggregate
AS Bouenguidi (Gabon) 2-0 Forest Rangers (Zambia)
Forest Rangers (Zambia) 0-0 AS Bouenguidi (Gabon)
Bouenguidi win 2-0 on aggregate
US Zilimadjou (Comoros) 1-1 Jwaneng Galaxy (Botswana)
Jwaneng Galaxy (Botswana) 4-0 US Zilimadjou (Comoros)
Galaxy win 5-1 on aggregate
Le Messager Ngozi (Burundi) 1-1 Young Buffaloes (Eswatini)
Young Buffaloes (Eswatini) 0-0 Le Messager Ngozi (Burundi)
Aggregate: 1-1, Buffaloes win on away goals
Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa) 0-0 PWD Bamenda (Cameroon)
PWD Bamenda (Cameroon) 0-1 Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa)
Chiefs win 1-0 on aggregate
Al Merrikh (Sudan) 2-0 AS Otoho (Congo)
AS Otoho (Congo) 1-1 Al Merrikh (Sudan)
Merrikh win 3-1 on aggregate
Enyimba (Nigeria) 1-1 Rahimo (Burkina Faso)
Rahimo (Burkina Faso) 0-1 Enyimba (Nigeria)
Enyimba win 2-1 on aggregate
Asante Kotoko c-c Nouadhibou (Mauritania)
Nouadhibou (Mauritania) 1-1 Asante Kotoko (Ghana)
Al Hilal (Sudan) 1-0 Vipers (Uganda)
Vipers (Uganda) 0-1 Al Hilal (Sudan)
Hilal win 2-0 on aggregate
Mouloudia Alger (Algeria) c-c Buffles (Benin)
Buffles (Benin) 1-1 Mouloudia Alger (Algeria)
CS Sfaxien (Tunisia) 3-1 Mlandege (Zanzibar)
Mlandege (Zanzibar) 0-5 CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)
Sfaxien win 8-1 on aggregate
Nkana (Zambia) 0-0 Bantu (Lesotho)
Bantu (Lesotho) 0-1 Nkana (Zambia)
Nkana win 1-0 on aggregate
Petro Luanda (Angola) 2-2 Akonangui (Equatorial Guinea)
Akonangui (Equatorial Guinea) 0-1 Petro Luanda (Angola)
Petro win 3-2 on aggregate
Platinum (Zimbabwe) 2-0 Costa do Sol (Mozambique)
Costa do Sol (Mozambique) 1-2 Platinum (Zimbabwe)
Platinum win 4-1 on aggregate
Simba (Tanzania) 0-0 Plateau Utd (Nigeria)
Plateau Utd (Nigeria) 0-1 Simba (Tanzania)
Simba win 1-0 on aggregate
Al Nasr (Libya) 0-2 CR Belouizdad (Algeria) (played in Cairo for security reasons)
CR Belouizdad (Algeria) 2-0 Al Nasr (Libya)
Belouizdad win 4-0 on aggregate
Gor Mahia (Kenya) 3-1 APR (Rwanda)
APR (Rwanda) 2-1 Gor Mahia (Kenya)
Gor win 4-3 on aggregate
Stade Malien c-c AngloGold (Guinea)
AngloGold (Guinea) 1-2 Stade Malien (Mali)
Stade Malien advance
Walkovers: Al Ahly Benghazi (Libya), Gazelle (Chad)
Champions League last-32 draw:
Stade Malien (Mali) v Wydad Casablanca (Morocco)
Teungueth (Senegal) v Raja Casablanca (Morocco)
RC Abidjan (Ivory Coast) v Horoya AC (Guinea)
AS Sonidep (Niger) v Al Ahly (Egypt, holders)
Al Ahly Benghazi (Libya) v Esperance (Tunisia)
Gazelle (Chad) v Zamalek (Egypt)
AS Bouenguidi (Gabon) v TP Mazembe (DR Congo)
Jwaneng Galaxy (Botswana) v Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa)
Young Buffaloes (Eswatini) v AS Vita Club (DR Congo)
Kaizer Chiefs (South Africa) v Primeiro Agosto (Angola)
Al Merrikh (Sudan) v Enyimba (Nigeria)
Asante Kotoko (Ghana) v Al Hilal (Sudan)
Mouloudia Alger (Algeria) v CS Sfaxien (Tunisia)
Nkana (Zambia) v Petro Atletico (Angola)
FC Platinum (Zimbabwe) v Simba SC (Tanzania)
CR Belouizdad (Algeria) v Gor Mahia (Kenya)
First legs: 22-23 December, Second legs: 5-6 January