Top African football leagues weekend review as title race intensifies

Football leagues across the African continent showcased some thrilling matches over the weekend as the race for the title intensified. Let’s take a look at some of the standout performances in local leagues:


  • MC Alger, despite a goalless draw with NC Magra, maintains their lead atop the table with a comfortable 10-point gap.
  • CS Constantine secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory over USM Khenchela, staying in contention.
  • CR Belouizdad impressed with a resounding 4-0 win over US Biskra, propelling them to third place.


  • Asante Kotoko surprised log leaders Samartex with a 1-0 victory, keeping the title race tight.
  • Nations FC suffered a setback with a shocking 3-0 defeat against Heart of Lions, maintaining a 5-point gap.
  • Bibiani Gold Stars entered the top 8 after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Aduana Stars.


  • Enugu Rangers faced a setback with a 2-0 defeat by Rivers United FC, shaking up the title race.
  • Enyimba and Lobi Stars couldn’t capitalize on Rangers’ stumble, both settling for draws.


  • The title race in the Botola Pro intensifies between FAR Rabat and Raja Casablanca, separated by four points.
  • FAR Rabat secured a comfortable 3-1 win at home, while Raja Casablanca edged Renaissance Club Zemamra 2-1.
  • Former champions Wydad Casablanca moved to fourth place with a 1-0 win over Hassania Agadir.

South Africa:

  • Kaizer Chiefs faced another defeat, losing to Richards Bay FC 1-0, slipping further from a Champions League spot.
  • Orlando Pirates moved to third place with a 1-0 win over AmaZulu FC.
  • Mamelodi Sundowns leads the table, followed by Stellenbosch FC.


  • Young Africans extended their lead with a 2-1 win over arch-rivals Simba SC in the derby.
  • Azam maintained their pursuit with a 1-0 victory over Ihefu, staying four points behind the leaders.

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