Action from all over Africa

A round-up of league action from around Africa at the weekend:

A round-up of league action from around Africa at the weekend:


Brazilian World Cup winner Carlos Mozer has confirmed he will stay for another season after taking InterClube to a first GiraBola title.

Mozer, a former assistant coach at Benfica in Portugal, took over at the start of the season as coach of the police team and after a jittery start guided InterClube to the title.

They beat Santos 2-0 to finish one point ahead of defending champions Primeiro Agosto and qualify for the African Champions League for the first time.


Ghanaian import Sadat Bukari scored twice as Etoile Sahel opened up a five-point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 standings after a 2-0 win over Olympique Beja.

Etoile extended their unbeaten run to seven games as they looked ahead to Saturday's hosting of the first leg of the African Champions League final against Al Ahli of Egypt.

Second-placed Club African slipped back after being held to a 1-1 draw by CS Sfaxien, for whom Democratic Republic of Congo international Blaise Mbele grabbed a 93rd-minute equaliser.


Jawal Ouaddouch netted a double as Royal Armed Forces won 3-0 away at Olympique Meknes to go two points clear in the first division standings.

Jawad Akaddar opened the scoring for the soldiers, who moved to nine points from their first four matches of the new season.

Champions Olympique Khouribga continued their slow start to the defence of their title with a 1-1 draw at Hassania Agadir. They have five points and lie in the bottom half of the table.

Ivory Coast

Africa Sports kept up their three-point lead despite a 1-1 stalemate with Stade Abidjan, who took a shock first-minute lead through Lassina Traore. Babou Barro equalised with a penalty just before half-time.

Arch-rivals Asec Abidjan, who are chasing a eighth successive title, led against Jeunesse Club Abidjan but conceded a second-half equaliser to Bernard Kouakou.


Heartland FC stayed top of the premier league with a three-point advantage despite being held to a goalless draw at Prime FC.

Enugu Rangers International went second with a 1-0 win over Gombe United while newcomers Sunshine Stars slipped to third after a 1-1 draw at Nasarawa United. Champions Enyimba suffered another surprise setback in a 2-2 home draw with Wikki Tourists.


A goal from former Algerian international Fares Djabelkheir lifted USM Annaba two points clear at the head of the standings as they won 1-0 at home over ASO Chlef. JS Kabylie dropped two points back after being held to a 2-2 draw at home by USM Blida.

Chabab Belouizdad advanced up to third place after a 3-1 home win over JSM Bejaia.


Champions Al Hilal opened a three-point lead over arch-rivals Al Merreikh after a one-sided 8-1 triumph over fifth-placed Khartoum. Nigerian strikers Ndubisi Eze and Kelechi Osunwa scored twice.

Ahli Madani moved up to fourth with a 2-0 win over Jazeerat Al Feel. There are four more rounds of the season to play.


Dynamos stretched their premier league lead to four points despite being held to a goalless draw in the Harare derby by Motor Action.

Second-placed Highlanders suffered a serious setback with a 2-1 defeat in the Bulawayo derby as Evans Chikwayikwayi netted both goals for Njube Sundowns.


Costa do Sol had the breaks applied to their bid to wrap up the Mocambola title after being held to a goalless draw by Maxaquene.

It allowed defending champions Desportivo Maputo to cut their lead to eight points with four matches left to play in the campaign. Desportivo won 2-0 away at Academica and next host Costa do Sol. - Reuters