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Dynamos headline Zim teams in Africa


Dynamos make their splash in the 2012 edition of the Caf Champions League this afternoon when they face Liga Muculmana de Maputo of Mozambique in Maputo, headlining a hectic weekend for Zimbabwe teams in Africa.

After waiting patiently in the wings as the other boys played in the preliminary round, Dynamos joined 12 other clubs who received byes and are ranked as the best 13 clubs in Africa by Caf based on past performances in the Champions League.

The other match this afternoon features FC Platinum against Sudanese champions El Merreikh in the first round of the same competition at Rufaro Stadium while tomorrow, at the Colliery, Hwange engage Al Amal Atbara in the first round, first leg of the Confederation Cup.

Even world soccer governing body Fifa has termed the round of 32 as the stage where African big boys make their entrance, as they previewed the 16 matches across the continent that began yesterday.

Holders Esperance, Etoile du Sahel, TP Mazembe, Al-Ahly, Raja Casablanca and Al-Hilal, where Zimbabwean international striker Edward Sadomba plays are some of the big clubs in that elite league entering the competition at this stage.

Sadomba, last year top scorer in the competition with seven goals, and his teammates, are in the Central Africa Republic to face DFC 9th Arrondissement today.

Dynamos will be watching with keen interest the match between Brikama of Gambia and defending champions Esperance as the Zimbabwean side is most likely to meet the Tunisian giants in the next stage if they negotiate their past Liga.

On the other hand, Platinum will also want to know the outcome of the TP Mazembe/Power Dynamos match in Lusaka, as either of them will be their opponents if they manage to dump Merreikh.

Black Leopards of South Africa the conquerors of Motor Action in the preliminary round are at home to St Eloi Lupopo of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Confederation Cup.

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