CAFCC QuarterFinals: JS Kabylie Snatch Away Win At SFaxien As Pyramid Humbles Enyimba
By Uche Dozie
Four matches went down in the CAF Confederation Cup quarter-finals first leg on Sunday with JS Kabylie getting a vital away win while Enyimba were outscored in their match versus Pyramids of Egypt, Orlando Pirate and Raja Casablanca settled for a draw as Coton Sports pipped Jaraaf, BSNSport.com.ng reports.
10-man ASC Jaraaf of Senegal saw their five match unbeaten run halted as CotonSport of Cameroon scored a late goal to take all three points at the Stade Omnisport Roumde Adjia, Garoua.
The game was heading for a stalemate until striker, Lambert Ngueme Araina’s goal in the 89th minutes made the difference.
Match day pick of the bunch encounter between Orlando Pirates of South Africa and Raja Casablanca of Morocco ended one all.
Raja Casablanca conceded their first goal of the Confederation Cup campaign after Vincent Pule’s goal in the 31st minutes.
The Moroccan outfit made sure that they left South Africa with at least a point as Ben Malango levelled scores in the second half. It was the first time Raja will drop a point after winning all group stage matches without conceding a goal.
Nigeria’s representative, Enyimba of Aba fell to the sword of the Pyramids of Egypt by four goals to one.
Victor Mbaoma scored in the first minutes of the game to give the visitors the lead, but the home side came back into the game through Ramadan Sobhi’s 15th minutes equaliser.
The Egyptian side finished the business in the second half scoring three more goals through Abdallah El-Said in the 49th minutes while Ibrahim Abed’s 58th and 67th minutes brace completed the comprehensive win.
SFaxien were made to rue a penalty miss in the first half as JS Kabylie took all three points in Tunisian.
The home side had a penalty at the last moment of the first half, but failed to convert it.
The away side got their own penalty opportunity in the second half and Rida Bensayah didn’t fail to score in the 60th minutes giving his club JS Kabylie an away goal advantage and a vital win at the end.