CAF Confederation Cup
Result: TS Galaxy 1-0 St Louis Suns
Venue: Mbombela United
TS Galaxy started their CAF Confederation debut campaign on the winning note after beating Saint
Louis Suns United 1-0 in the first leg of their
preliminary round tie on Sunday afternoon.
The Rockets were making their first-ever
appearance in continental competitions after they defied the odds and beat Kaizer Chiefs in the Nedbank Cup Final last season.
Dan Malesela’s charges had an opportunity to find the opener in the 15th minute after they were awarded a penalty following a handball inside the box but they could not capitalise as they missed from the resultant spot-kick.
The hosts were knocking the ball around with confidence and threatening to break the deadlock with quick passing and movement going forward, opening up spaces in the last third.
Galaxy finally found the breakthrough five minutes before the break through Sizwe Mdlinzo and managed to head to the dressing room holding a 1-0 advantage.
The Rockets were showing signs of tiredness after the hour-mark as the National First Division season has not started yet, lacking the intensity and rhythm.
The South African outfit were unable to add to their tally in the half, but they will be happy at the fact that they kept a clan sheet in their tournament debut.
Galaxy will open their GladAfrica Championship campaign against Jomo Cosmos next week Sunday before they will travel to Seychelles for the second- leg.