Margao: Churchill Brothers staved off a strong second half challenge from Al Hilal to beat the Yemeni side by a solitary goal and qualify for the round of 16 knock-out stage in the AFC Cup at Nehru Stadium here on Tuesday.

The all-important goal in the Group B match was scored by Felix Chimaokwu in the 42nd minute.

Churchill Brothers, which had beaten the same opponent 2-1 in the away match on March 24, is leading the three-team group with seven points from three matches. — PTI

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