Uganda Cranes custodian and his side Marumo Gallants FC stormed the CAF Confederation Cup playoffs (additional second preliminary round) after ejecting Elgeco Plus courtesy of a 4-1 aggregate.
The South African side won the first leg 3-1, before managing a narrow 1-0 victory in the return bout on Saturday, albeit, with Watenga featuring in none.
In the other encounters, defending champions RS Berkane needed a second leg 2-0 victory to dump Nigeria’s Kwara FC via a 3-3 aggregate.
The Moroccans advanced on the away goals rule, having lost 3-1 in Nigeria for the first leg.
Regional giants Azam FC, were eliminated by Libya’s Al-Akhdar via a 3-2 win over two legs.
Despite the Tanzanians winning 2-0 at home on Saturday, it was quite not enough as they had initially lost 3-0 in North Africa.
The other regional side, AS Kigali of Rwanda was also dumped by Al-Nasr via a slim 1-0 aggregate victory.
Giants, SC Sfaxien eliminated Fasil Kenema by a narrow 1-0 aggregate. It had ended 0-0 in the opening leg.
Egyptian side Pyramids FC were the biggest winners of the round, managing a 9-0 aggregate win over Al Hilal Port Sudan.
Sporting Gagnoa ejected Saoura FC via a 1-0 aggregate victory. The former won away following a barren stalemate in the first leg.
Democratic Republic of Congo’s Saint Eloi Lupopo eliminated Angola’s Sagrada Esperanca on a 2-0 tie win to make the playoffs. The first leg had ended in a goalless draw.
South Africa’s Royal AM capitalized on the away goals rule to advance at the expense of Zambia’s Zesco United.
After a 0-0 draw in South Africa, the return leg in Zambia ended 1-1 to the advantage of the Royals.
Egyptian side Future FC, who eliminated Uganda’s BUL FC in the first preliminary round, thrashed Kallon FC 6-0 over two legs to advance to the next round.
USM Alger impressively fended off opposition from Kara FC to advance 4-1 on aggregate.
Congo Brazaville’s Diables Noirs needed a 4-2 tie victory to eliminate Ferroviario of Mozambique.
Tunisian powerhouse Club Africain thumped Zanzibar’s Kipanga to advance by the same advantage.
Despite winning the first leg 1-0, Ghana’s Hearts of Oak were eliminated by Mali’s Real Bamako by a 3-1 tie victory.
DRC’s Motema Pembe advanced to the playoffs via a 3-0 aggregate advantage over Seychelles’ St Michel United.
After Saturday’s 4-0 over Guinea’s Ashanti GB, Morocco’s FAR Rabat dumped the former courtesy of a 5-0 aggregate.
The 16 will be joined by 16 others, who were eliminated at the Second Preliminary Round of the CAF Champions League, for a playoff that will send the final 16 to the group stages.
Among the 16 is Khalid Aucho’s Young Africans SC, Rivers United, Royal Leopards, Asec Mimosas, Primeiro do Agosto, Kara, Nigelec, Al-Merrikh, and Monastir.
Others are TP Mazembe who got dumped by Vipers SC, Plateau United, Djoliba, Flambeau du Centre, La Passe and Cape Town City FC.
Meanwhile, one of Kadiogo FC from Burkina Faso or AS Vita of DRC will make the final slot.
The two played out a barren draw in their first leg of the CAF Champions League on Sunday in Burkina Faso.