Young Swan nets in Champions League

18th July
Under-23s

Teenager Ben Cabango became the first serving Swansea City player to score a Champions League goal by helping loan side TNS to a 4-0 victory over FK Shkedija.

Despite Tuesday night's convincing win, the Welsh Premier League side lost their first qualifying round tie 5-4 on aggregate to their Macedonian opponents.

Defender Cabango, 18, joined TNS on a six-month loan deal in June. His goal put the Welsh side 3-0 up after 35 minutes, but in the end they just fell short of a remarkable comeback.

TNS also included former Swans youngster Tom Holland in their starting XI.

Cabango, who featured for Swansea’s under-18s and under-23s last season, should now get a taste of the Europa League later this month as his loan club drop into the competition to face Gibralta's Lincoln Red Imps.

Photos by Brian Jones.