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Terrence Mashego could be headed to Kaizer Chiefs. Image: @CapeTownCityFC / Twitter

Cape Town City register maiden CAF Champions League win!

Cape Town City registered their first ever CAF Champions League win as they beat Otoho d’Oyo 2-0 in the first leg of the preliminary round.

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Terrence Mashego could be headed to Kaizer Chiefs. Image: @CapeTownCityFC / Twitter

Cape Town City registered their first ever CAF Champions League win as they beat Otoho d’Oyo 2-0 in the first leg of the preliminary round on Saturday.

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This game saw Eric Tinkler relegated to the stands due to strict CAF rules when it comes to coaching qualifications for this year’s edition.

However, that didn’t stop City from working hard as Tinkler’s absence was only not allowed on the bench but prepared the team for this encounter.

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After a dull first half which saw both sides locked at 0-0 at half-time, City upped the ante in the second half and started playing with purpose.

And it took seven minutes into the second half for them to open the scoring through Taahir Goedeman.

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This was Goedeman’s first goal in the colours of Cape Town City, and also a wake up call for Otoho d’Oyo.

However, it was City who got the second goal, this time through Marc van Heerden who fired in a towering header in the 57th minute.

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And that’s how it ended after 90 minutes, and City would be happy to take a healthy 2-0 lead going into the return leg next weekend.

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According to the new rules, ONLY local coaches with CAF Pro Licence and CAF A Licence are allowed to lead their teams in both the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup tournaments this season.

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Cape Town City FC coach Eric Tinkler. Photo: @CapeTownCityFC/Twitter

Furthermore, the rules stipulates that coaches who come from outside the African continent should have the UEFA Pro License to take part in CAF inter-club competitions.

Tinkler holds a UEFA A Licence, and it is for that reason he is unable to sit on the technical team bench for the matches.

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