The South African clubs participated in the CAF preliminary second round and Marumo Gallants who was the least favourite to win, was the only club to win their first-leg as Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu saw off their opponents with goalless draws.
The three South African clubs who played the second round of the CAF preliminaries was Orlando Pirates, AmaZulu FC and Marumo Gallants. Orlando Pirates and Marumo Gallants played in the CAF Confederations Cup preliminary round two first-leg, and AmaZulu FC played the CAF Champions league preliminary round two first-leg.
Orlando Pirates faced off against Diables Noirs away from home in Congo and unfortunately did not perform to expectations as the match ended in a 0-0 draw with the aggregate score staying 0-0 until Orlando Pirates will have another attempt at home in the second-leg.
AmaZulu FC played their best football at home against TP Mazembe but it was not easy as the match ended in a 0-0 draw as well. AmaZulu will have another go away from home which will be an even difficult task than at home. TP Mazembe was in Mamelodi Sundowns CAF Champions league group last season and they are no easy opponent. AmaZulu still has the upper hand, as they kept a clean sheet at home against a clean who is used to the CAF Champions league which gives AmaZulu FC hopes of doing their best.
Marumo Gallants who is the weaker side of the three South African clubs, was the strongest on the day as they were the only local club to grab a win in the Continental tournaments. Marumo Gallants claimed a victory at home against one of Africa's best football clubs AS Vita Club. Marumo Gallants served a club who came to South Africa with a six-match unbeaten run a defeat they will not forget so soon. Marumo Gallants won 2-1 all thanks to Celimpilo Ngema who scored a double to give Marumo Gallants a 2-1 aggregate lead.
Marumo Gallants was the heroes on the day, but Orlando Pirates and AmaZulu FC has second-leg fixtures to turn around their fate. Marumo Gallants has less pressure on themselves now.
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