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Highlanders advance to face Ahly 2/12/2007
Zimbabwean side Highlanders advanced to the second round of the Champions League on Sunday after beating Pamplemousses of Mauritius on penalties.

The visitors advanced despite losing 1-0 in the second leg of the first round tie but won 9-8 in a penalty shootout in Belle Vue to advance.

Pamplemousses needed to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first-leg and they dominated the early exchanges but missed several scoring chances.

The home side improved their play after the interval and scored the only goal of the game in the 57th minute through Andy Sophie.

Highlanders will now face defending champions Ahly of Egypt in the second round of the competition next month.

Also cruising to the second round are Nigeria''s Nasarawa United who beat ASFA Yennega of Burkina Faso 2-0 to go through 3-1 on aggregate.

Match called off in the 86th minute after ASFA were reduced to eight players following their third red card.

FC Kallon of Sierra Leone defeated Nigerian champions Ocean Boys to advance on a 1-0 aggregate.

The home side won the game thanks to second-half strike by Albert Foday.

Zambia''s Zanaco also progressed to the second round with a 1-0 aggregate victory over Likhopo of Lesotho.

Winstone Kalengo''s strike three minutes after the break secured the tie in Lusaka.

Meanwhile, two time champions Asante Kotoko of Ghana were eliminated after losing 4-2 on penalties to Gambian''s Port Authority.

The Gambians had forced the game into penalties with a vital goal with only 14 minutes remaining that canceled out Kotoko''s 1-0 lead from the first leg.

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