Zimbabwe’s Dynamos Football Club lost 1-0 at home to Coton Sport of Cameroon in a Champions League semi-final, first-leg match played Sunday in Harare.
Niger international Daouda Kamilou struck early in the first half to give the visitors a strong advantage of reaching the finals of the tournament.
A defensive mix-up allowed the striker to power the Cameroonians into the lead, after which they aggressively fought defensively to protect their gain.
Dynamos, which beat Egyptian side Zamalek two weeks ago to progress into the semi-finals, never managed to trouble Coton Sport keeper Kassaly Daouda throughout the 90 minutes of play.
The two sides will lock horns again in a fortnight in Cameroon.
In the other semi-final in Nigeria’s South-eastern city of Aba, Nigeria’s Enyimba played goalless with Al Ahly of Egypt.