A noisy introduction into Africa saw Zambia’s envoys NAPSA beat off Comoros Islands’ Ngazi to advance to the next round with a screaming 9-2 aggregate.
The Muhammed Fathi tutored side began their business on high voltage last week when they posted a 5-1 victory over the Islanders in their backyard.
Coming into a second leg played in Lusaka, NAPSA opened the flood gates through the refurbished former Zambian International Emmanuel Mayuka who put a spectacle of quick reflexes when he flew into an incoming cross and slide the ball in the net.
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The visitor’s efforts raising the game to a higher tempo soon and their efforts paid when they were awarded a penalty in the 35th minute and Fadhouga made no mistake from the spot to level matters.
However, NAPSA came to a house on fire in the second stanza as they kept sending waves of total command and dominance with their newly found style of building from the back, stretching wide and compressing play in the final third.
The Visiting team however kept things tight but their hold broke loose in the 70th minute when Adoko tapped in from close range to put NAPSA ahead.
Five minutes later, a neat interchange of scientific play found Benard Mushili who pounced on a loose ball to make it 3 and beyond the boys from Comoros.
Jacob Ngulube served the baking of the day as he creamed it with a low finish to make it two out of two and he scored an audacious drive in the first leg and NAPSA proceeded with a 9-2 aggregate.
BOUENGUIDI 2 FOREST RANGERS 0
In Gabon, a poor display by Forest Rangers saw them bow out of the Champions League after they succumbed to a 2-0 loss.
Forest was held by Bouenguidi to a barren draw last week in Ndola. The 2-0 win meant the Gabonese proceed to face T.P Mazembe in the next round.
NKANA 0 BANTU F.C 0
In Kitwe , Nkana were held to a 0-0 stalemate by Bantu F.C of Lesotho but the draw was not enough for the Suthus who were beaten by a goal to nil in Lesotho last week.
The draw was all-important for Nkana to proceed to the next round on a 1-0 aggregate score line.