Cote d’Ivoire’s San Pedro produced one of the memorable CAF Confederation Cup comebacks, defeating Ghanaian giants Asante Kotoko 2-0 in Abidjan on Sunday evening to reach the 2019-20 Total CAF Confederation Cup group stage.
San Pedro overturned their away first leg 1-0 defeat last weekend when they conceded a deep injury-time goal from the spot, but they proved strong to take home advantage and go to the mini-league stage. While Kotoko was left ruing their missed chances as the former African Champions missed yet again a place in the lucrative group stage.
Cheick Soumaro gave the hosts a very early lead after just three minutes to equalize the aggregate clash score at 1-1. The opening half witnessed no more goals as things were left to be decided in the second stanza.
And while the game looked on its way to a shootout to decide the aggregate winner, Tidjae Diomande scored the all-important winner for the Ivoirians five minutes from time to send San Pedro to the group stage. Kotoko finished the game with ten men after seeing the red card shown to Agyemang Badu just before time.
03.11.2019 Nairobi Bandari (Kenya) 0-1 Horoya (Guinea) (2-4)
03.11.2019 Cairo Pyramids (Egypt) 3-0 Young Africans (Tanzania) (2-1)
03.11.2019 Nelspruit TS Galaxy (South Africa) 1-2 Enyimba (Nigeria) (0-2)
03.11.2019 Abidjan San Pedro (Cote d’Ivoire) 2-0 Asante Kotoko (Ghana) (0-1)
03.11.2019 Algiers Paradou (Algeria) 4-1 KCCA (Uganda) (0-0)
03.11.2019 Kinshasa Motema Pembe (DR Congo) 2-1 Gor Mahia (Kenya) (1-1)
03.11.2019 Johannesburg Bidvest (South Africa) 6-0 UD Songo (Mozambique) (2-1)
03.11.2019 Bamako Djoliba (Mali) 4-0 Elect Sport (Chad) (1-0)
03.11.2019 Agadir HUSA (Morocco) 2-1 Green Eagles (Zambia) (1-1)
03.11.2019 Lusaka Zanaco (Zambia) 5-1 Cano Sport (Equatorial Guinea) (3-1)
03.11.2019 Berkane RS Berkane (Morocco) 5-0 Fosa Juniors (Madagascar) (0-2)
03.11.2019 Alexandria El Masry (Egypt) 2-0 Cote d’Or (Seychelles) (4-0)
03.11.2019 Enugu Rangers (Nigeria) 1-0 ASC Kara (Togo) (1-2)
03.11.2019 Bulawayo Triangle (Zimbabwe) 3-2 Nouadhibou (Mauritania)
03.11.2019 Kampala Proline (Uganda) 0-2 El Nasr (Libya) (2-2)
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Qualified Teams: Pyramids, El Masry (Egypt), Enyimba, Rangers (Nigeria), RS Berkane, HUSA (Morocco), Nouadhibou (Mauritania), Horoya (Guinea), Zanaco (Zambia), San Pedro (Cote d’Ivoire), El Nasr (Libya), Djoliba (Mali), Motema Pembe (DR Congo), Bidvest Wits (South Africa), Paradou (Algeria).
Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman (popularly known as Dada Oliseh) is a self-motivated young journalist with a passion for telling stories better with pictures. He is the founder, owner, editor and bankroller of www.ghanasoccernews.org as well as this website, www.totalsportsgh.com. Dada Oliseh is again the brain behind the Dada Oliseh Photos brand that produces awesome pictures of all sporting activities, nature, and other occasions.
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