Rookies rock Etoile

ZIMBABWE's Monomotapa continued their giant- killing run in the African Champions League, opening their campaign in the group phase with a 2-1 win over favourites Etoile Sahel on Sunday.

ZIMBABWE's Monomotapa continued their giant- killing run in the African Champions League, opening their campaign in the group phase with a 2-1 win over favourites Etoile Sahel on Sunday.

Darryl Nyandoro's goal on the hour mark ensured a winning start in Group B for the rookies. Monomotapa surprised their Tunisian visitors, who were African champions two years ago, with their opening goal in the first minute from Daniel Kamungenga.

Etoile equalised in the 49th minute from Ahmed Akaichi but it took just 10 minutes before Monomotapa restored their lead and then held on for all three points in Harare.

TP Mazembe Englebert from the Democratic Republic of Congo scored a 2-0 home win over Nigeria's Heartland FC in Lubumbashi on Sunday in the other Group B encounter.

On Saturday, the first two matches in Group A ended in draws. The Sudanese derby between Al Merreikh and Al Hilal in Khartoum ended goalless while Kano Pillars of Nigeria forced a 1-1 tie away at Zesco United of Zambia.

Meanwhile in Accra, Hearts of Oak captured the Ghana Premier League title with a 2-0 victory over relegated St Mirren in the last game of the season on Sunday.

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