The two teams will meet in the return leg match on January 19, 2018 in Agadir at Le Grand Stade.
The lone goal of the match was scored by Zouhir Chaouch in the 74th minute.
The result gives HUSA a great advantage as they will play the return match at home in front of their fans but it also indicates once again that Ethiopian clubs continue to struggle in the continental competitions despite the millions they spent in bringing foreign players.
Jimma Aba Jifar: Daniel Ajai, Yared Zewdeneh, Kedir Hairedin, Adama Sissoko (capt), Tesfaye Melaku, Aklilu Wallelegn, Messoud Mohamed, Elias mamo, Aschalew Girma, Sidibe Mamadou and Didier Lebri.
HUSA: Abderrahman El Houassli, Abdelhakim Bassine, Yassine Rami, Miroslav Markovic, Badr Kachani, Abdelkarim Baadi, Soufiane Bouftini, Imad Kimawi, El Mehdi Oubilla, Zouhir Chaouch and Naoufel Zennane.