CAF Champions League: Horoya AC beat Platinum in Zimbabwe

Guinean top-side Horoya AC survived in Zimbabwe after a narrow 1-0 win over FC Platinum in their CAF Champions League Group B match at the Barbourfields Stadium on Saturday.

The victory means the 16-time Guinean champions moved to third in the group standings.

Marius Assoko scored the only goal from the spot in the 51st minute as Zimbabwe’s Platinum slipped down to fourth place.

Host Platinum works really hard pushing for the equaliser but, they were unable to get any in front of their fans.

Horoya fought hard knowing another defeat could be a disaster after their 3 nil drubbing by Orlando Pirates.

Both ES Tunis and of Orlando Pirates are joint on five points in their group.

The Guineans will have to capitalise on their home advantage when they host the Zimbabwean champions at the September 27 stadium in Conakry February 12.

Horoya (0) 1 (Assoko 51′)

Platinum XI: Mhari, Bello, Stima, Moyo, Muduviwa, Mbweti (Sadiki 72′), Madhanaga, Madzongwe, Taitamba (Nhamo 58′), Sibanda (Eonde 78′), Kutsanzira.

Horoya XI: N’diaye, Asante, Asoko, Camara, Yakubu, Paye, Mohamed, Baffour, Haba (Keita 89′), Mandela (A.Camara 85′), Sakin (Nikiema 73′).

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