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Monday, February 29, 2016

Lioli out of CAF Champions League

Close, but no cigar for Lioli
Vital’O            (0) 0
Lioli                 (1) 1 (Jeremia Kamela)
Aggregate: 2-2
Vital’O won on away goals

Lioli crashed out of the CAF Champions League in the preliminary round yesterday despite a 1-0 second leg win over Vital’O in Bujumbura, Burundi. Tse Nala went into the game trailing 2-1 from the first leg two weeks ago.

Lioli needed to score at least two goals to stand any chance of winning the tie because of the away goals rule. So, despite tying the score 2-2 on aggregate, Lioli lost on the away goals rule.

Lioli put in a more urgent display yesterday than they did in the first leg at Setsoto Stadium where they were wasteful in front of goals.

Tse Nala were rewarded for their efforts with a Jeremia Kamela goal late in the first half.

However, Mosholi’s Mokhothu’s side was unable to get the winner in the second half. The scant consolation for Lioli is they are likely to get a quick opportunity to do better in the Champions League. Lioli are two points clear in the Vodacom Premier League and are in pole position to defend their league title.

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