Ronald Chitiyo scored twice as Caps United claimed their first African Champions League Group B victory with a 2-1 home win over Algerian side USM Alger on Wednesday.
Chitiyo fired the hosts in front with a low curling shot from inside the area on 16 minutes but USM Alger restored parity in the second half. Seven minutes past the hour mark, Abdelaoui Ayoub rose above the defence to head home a deep free kick.
The match looked as though it was heading for a draw but Chitiyo capitalized on some sloppy defending to fire home to give Caps a precious victory following their opening 2-0 loss away to Egypt’s Zamalek.
The result means that Zamalek, last year’s runners-up, remain on top of Group B with four points, one ahead of USM Alger and Caps United.
Libya’s Ahli Tripoli, who played out a 0-0 draw with Zamalek in Tunisia on Tuesday, lie at the bottom with a solitary point.