Amr Zaki scores for Zamalek in African Champions League

Amr Zaki of Zamalek acknowledges the cheers of fans of Young Africans' rivals Simba, after scoring the equaliser in Dar-es-Salaam.

Egyptian giants Zamalek have been held to a 1-1 draw by Young Africans in Tanzania in the opening leg of their African Champions League tie.

But the former African champions do not yet know where they will play the second leg of their tie.

Football in Egypt has largely been suspended since the tragedy in Port Said earlier this month.

Hassan Shehata speaks to the BBC's Emmanuel Muga

"We are waiting for CAF's decision whether we will play in Cairo or not," Zamalek coach Hassan Shehata said.

Hamis Kiiza put Young Africans in front with a fabulous shot from outside the area which cannonned off the underside of the bar in the 36th minute.

They held on until 15 minutes from time, when Amr Zaki dribbled past two defenders and shot low into the corner with a fine finish to put Zamalek in pole position to go through.

"This is good result for us, we were playing against a good team, a good coach, but we played very well - I wanted this result," Shehata told the BBC.

Elsewhere, Kenya's Tusker failed to take their chance to use home advantage in their tie with APR of Rwanda.

The game finished 0-0 and APR will be confident of making progress.

In other results, Uganda's Revenue Authority beat Correctional Services of Lesotho 3-0 in the first leg of their tie - Manco Kaweesa, Sula Bagala and Augustin Nsumba got the goals.

In Freetown, Sierra Leone's Ports Authority were held to a goalless draw by Horoya of Guinea.

The two Algerian clubs in this year's champions league - AS Chlef and JSM Bejaia - both secured 0-0 draws away from home, against ASFA of Burkina Faso and Foullah of Chad respectively.

All these matches are in the preliminary round of the African Champions League - the continent's premier club competition.

Esperance of Tunisia are the holders - they, along with a number of other top-ranked sides, will join the tournament at the next stage.

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