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April 12, 2024

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CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Botswana’s Janweng Galaxy pick first ever result after draw with Esperance

Viola NANKYA 

Botswana’s Jwaneng Galaxy picked up their first ever point in the group phase of the TotalEnergies CAF Champions League after playing to a 1-1 draw with Tunisian giants Etoile du Sahel in Gaborone on Saturday.

Galaxy who are playing the group phase of the continental showpiece for the first time ever came from a goal down, scoring a goal late into added time to scrape off a draw and earn their first point.

Etoile were first on the scoresheet with Souleymane Coulibaly breaking the deadlock after only 14 minutes, finishing off a pass from Youssef Laouafi.

Galaxy who started off their campaign with a heavy loss away to Esperance last weekend were determined to ensure they did not concede as much as they did, and were also fighting to try and pick a shock against the revered giants.

However, they couldn’t find a way past an astute Etoile defence line.

After the break, Galaxy pressed higher up the pitch and sought to have a goal to rake them into the match. They forced Etoile to play on the back foot and were ultimately rewarded in the second minute of added time when Thabang Sesinyi finished off a cross from Moagi Khido Sechele.

While Galaxy picked up a famous point, Etoile were going for the second match without victory having started off their group phase with a draw at home against Algeria’s CR Belouizdad last weekend.