CAF visitors feel the heat

THE going is getting tough for clubs in the CAF Champions League as it hots up with visiting teams finding the reception from fans at away games very intimidating.

THE going is getting tough for clubs in the CAF Champions League as it hots up with visiting teams finding the reception from fans at away games very intimidating.

Zimbabwe's giant killers Monomotapa United and Sudan's Al Mereikh are two of those that can attest to this after each received a 3-1 pasting at the feet of Kano Pillars and Heartland in away games last weekend in northern Nigeria and the southeast of the country, respectively.

Highlights from these and other games from around the continent will be screened on the African Soccer Television show, that is part of SABC1 Sport's Laduma programme, on Sunday at 2.30pm.

Zesco United also struggled on the road as they were pipped 1-0 at Al Hilal in the same competition.

The Kenyan Premier League is also the flavour of the week with exciting encounters part of the highlights package as the league championship enters the final straight in round 20. AFC Leopards edged Gor Mahia 1-0 at home.

Tusker were not so lucky as Sher Karuturi took all three points in a 1-0 win during their visit while Thika United beat Red Berets 3-2 in a thrilling match.

Other highlights include the Ivorian National Cup semifinals played last weekend.

North West province will continue with the 2010 We Are Ready campaign, which will look at the safety and security aspects that have been put in place for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

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