Kamboi Eagles exit CAF CUP with pride


CAF Confederation Cup
Full Time: Kamboi Eagles 1 – 0 ASO Chlef
2 – 1 on Aggregate
Date: 20 February 2015
Venue: Boumezrag Stadium

Algerian ASO Chlef qualified to the second round of the confederation Cup despite losing by a 1-0 against their Sierra Leonean counterpart.

Soccer fans were full of praise for the Kamboi Eagles players as head Coach Alhaji ‘Abedi’ Foray side bowed out of this season’s Caf Confederation Cup 2-1 on aggregate.

“We go out with our heads held high,” A fan Michael Koroma told www.footballsierraleone.net as he and others Sierra Leonean reflected on Kamboi Eagles preliminary round exit.

“Kamboi Eagles is the first club from Sierra Leone to give a very good account of themselves, we must be proud of them.

“We all know the situation in the country so winning their home tie outside Sierra Leone since the Ebola outbreak is a very proud moment for many football fans in the country and beyond,” Koroma added.

“We came here to try and win and we did that, but unfortunately we’re out of the competition. We go out with our heads held high, though. We played well and we won – it’s just a pity we couldn’t do the same in the first leg,” Coach Alhaji ‘Abedi’ Foray stated.

Kamboi Eagles came close of redeeming their first leg defeat in Algeria with an early goal before the hour mark, but the Algerians defended well to maintain their first leg victory.

ASO Chlef dominated proceedings overall but struggled to fashion decent scoring chances early on due to some poor decision-making in the final third.

The Sierra Leone three times FA cup winners take the lead against the run of play, a well-placed strike from Captain Badara Kellah in the 23rd minutes.

Eagles’ keeper Mohamed S Baryoh was great making several saves keeping his side alive in the tie but, in the end they cannot find the second goal.

This is the second time Kamboi Eagles have represented Sierra Leone in continental clubs competition.

Kamboi Eagles:  Bayoh, Vandi, Alie, L. Janneh, Kamara, Coker, Samba (Gbanja 63 ‘), Y. Janneh, Barrie, Kella (Conteh 75), Bindi (Kanneh 68’).

Coach. Alhaji Foray

ASO:  Salhi Badarou Charchar, Nâamani, Lakhdari, Semahi, Kouakou, Meliani, Daham (Salah 90 ‘), Boussaïd, Haddouche (Boulahia 45’).

Coach. : Benchouia

Rainy weather, low attendance, slippery pitch.

Match Officials

Referee: Amadou Thiam  (Mauritania)

Assistant Referee: Abderahmane Warr (Mauritania)

Assistant Referee: Boubou Cheikhna Demba (Mauritania)

4th official: Abderahmane Kelly (Mauritania)

Match Commissioner: Omar Sey  (Gambia)

20 Feb 2015  20:05


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