Though they are 'rookies' in continental football, MFM FC and Plateau United both made bright starts in the CAF Champions League on Sunday.

MFM FC playing away from home against AS Real Bamako were forced to a 1-1 draw by their hosts.

Akinyemi Nojeem had given the Olukoya Boys the lead in the 15th minute but it did not last for long as Real pulled level two minutes through Miakib Giscard who scored for the home team via a powerful header.

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After getting the all-important away goal, MFM FC will be looking to seal their place in the next phase of the Champions League when they host Malian team in the reverse fixture in a forthnight.

In Jos, Plateau United were in blistering form in the first leg of their preliminary stage clash against Eding Sport; beating the Cameroonian club 3-0 on Sunday.

Coach Kennedy Boboye will hope they can hold on to this healthy lead when they travel for the second leg in a fortnight.

Aside Enyimba, no Nigerian club has ever won Africa’s biggest club competition.

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