Nigerian club Sunshine Stars got back into contention for a CAF Champions League semi-finals place after holding Etoile Sahel 0-0.

Stars, playing in the premier African club competition for the first time, made a disastrous start in Group A two weeks ago by losing 2-0 at home against defending champions Esperance of Tunisia.

Former title-holders Etoile launched their mini-league campaign with a 1-0 victory over ASO Chlef in Algeria and will regard the Sunshine result as two points dropped.

Esperance lead the standings after Matchday 2 with six points followed by Etoile with four and Sunshine with one, while Chlef are pointless as the four teams pursue a top-two finish and a semi-finals place.