ASO Chlef coach, Mohamed Benchouia believes his side’s first leg 2-0 victory against Sierra Leone’s CAF Confederations Cup representative, Kamboi Eagles will be an added advantage going into today’s return tie at the Boumezrag Stadium. (Photo credit Dzfoot.com)
Because of CAF ban on Ebola-affected countries, the return leg which was originally scheduled for on the weekend of February 27 – March 1 in Freetown will now play in Algeria which favoured the Algerians.
“We have the advantage, because of our first leg victory and we will continue progressing, not only to qualify for the next stage of the competition but looking ahead of the next stage,” said Coach Mohamed Benchouia.
Two goals in each half separated the two sides, 26-year-old Ivorian international, Patrick Kwako and Khaled Semahi secured a comfortable win for the Algerians.
ASO Chlef will be without their instrumental captain Samir Zoaui, who was sent off in the 45ft minutes for dangerous play in their first meeting.
However, Kamboi Eagles coach Alhaji Foray alias Abedi now realized he has a bigger task going into the tie considering playing away from home.
He said, “We expected to give them a better game; I want the fans and the people of Sierra Leone to have faith.”
Coach Abedi added, “Seeking to progress into the next phase will be extremely tough, but nothing is impossible in football,”
Meanwhile, Mauritian referees will officiate today’s fixture. Center man –Amadou Thiam, will be assisted by Warr Abdourrahmane, Chikhna Demba Boubou and Kelly Abderrahmen is the fourth referee.
20 Feb 2015 10:47