Newly crowned Ethiopian Premier League Champions, Mekelle 70 Enderta, suffered a narrow 2-1 away defeat at the hands Cano Sport of Equatorial Guinea in the first leg match of the 2019 CAF Champions League preliminary round match played today.
Amanuel Gebre-Michael scored the lone goal for the Ethiopian champions in the 81st minute.
Mekelle, which was playing in its first African competition, will play host to Cano Sport in two-week time.
It is the hope and aspiration of the team and fans alike that Mekelle will advance to the next round with a victory at home.
Total CAF Champions League
Friday, 9 August 2019
JS Kabylie (Algeria) 1-0 El Merreikh (Sudan)
Sonidep (Niger) 1-2 USM Alger (Algeria)
Saturday, 10 August 2019
Brikama United (Gambia) 3-3 Raja Club Athletic (Morocco)
Stade Malien (Mali) 1-1 Horoya (Guinea)
Rahimo (Burkina Faso) 1-0 Enyimba (Nigeria)
Cano Sport (Equatorial Guinea) 2-1 Mekelle (Ethiopia)
Kano Pillars (Nigeria) 3-2 Asante Kotoko (Ghana)
African Stars (Namibia) 3-2 KCCA (Uganda)
Green Mamba (Eswatini) 0-2 Zesco (Zambia)
Young Africans (Tanzania) 1-1 Township Rollers (Botswana)
Nyasa Big Bullets (Malawi) 0-0 FC Platinum (Zimbabwe)
UD Songo (Mozambique) 0-0 Simba (Tanzania)
KMKM (Zanzibar) 0-2 Primeiro de Agosto (Angola)
Green Eagles (Zambia) 1-0 Orlando Pirates (South Africa)