Kamboi Eagles have lost 2-0 away to ASO Chlef of Algeria in CAF Confederation Cup preliminary round first leg match, despite playing for almost 50 minutes with a man advantage.
26-year-old Ivorian international, Patrick Kwako – who signed a two-year contract in January 2015 from club Sportif Sfaxien put the host ahead with a clever finish.
ASO Chlef’s captain Samir Zoaui was sent off in the 45ft minutes for dangerous play.
However, the Algerians showed great courage not only to record a clean sheet with ten men but also emerging victorious.
The hero for the Algerian side at home was Khaled Semahi, who scored the second goal of the game in the 84th-minute goal after receiving a through ball from midfield.
Coach Alhaji Foray alias Abedi now has a bigger task going into the return leg considering playing away from home.
Seeking to progress into the next phase will be extremely tough in the return leg which comes up in a week’s time at the stadium Boumezrag in Chlef.
Stade Ahmed Boumezrag (Chlef)
Match Officials: Jiyed Redouane, Issam Benbaba, Mabrouk Youcef (Morocco) – Goals: Kwako (21 ‘) and Samahi (84’) ASO Redouane Jiyed, 35, will be assisted by while Hicham Tiazi, also Moroccan, is the fourth official.
Hicham Tiazi, the fourth official.
ASO Chlef: Salhi Badarou Cherchar, Zaoui, Samahi, Meliani, Haddouche (Boussaïd 83), Daham, Kouakou (Salah 88), Tedjar, Nâamani
Kamboi Eagles: S Bayoh , Vandi, Alie, Janneh L., Y. Janneh, Kamara, Coker, Gbanja Barrie (Kabba 81), Kella, Bindi (Contoh 86 ‘)
Subs: Victor Sesay, Yankuba Kabba, Salia Kabba, Aruna Kanneh, Emerson Samba, Emmanuel Conteh, Alhaji Tamu
Coach: Alhaji Abedi Foray
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