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CAF CL: Aucho In as Yanga defeat El Merrikh.

*EL Merrikh 0 – 2 Young African SC.

Uganda Cranes deputy captain, Aucho Khalid played a pivotal role as Young African SC took the first leg advantage of first round of Caf Champions league over Sudanese champions, El Merrikh with a 2-0 commanding victory at Kigali Pele stadium.

Kennedy Musonda’s 60th minute header had put Yanga ahead before Mzize Clement extending the lead in 78′ to make it 2-0.

Miguel Gamondi’s coached side held to the lead untill final whistle to carry a two goal lead ahead of the return leg which will be played on 30th September, 2023 in Daressalam Tanzania.

Aucho’s compatriot at the club, Gift Fred was unused substitute and has not made his debut since leaving SC Villa.

NBC Mainland champions are just 90 minutes away from breaking the jinx of 25 years of failing to make to the group stages of CAF champions league and the last time they did was in 1998.

Young African SC need to avoid defeat when they host El Merrikh in second leg to make to the group stages.

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