Horoya fire blanks against SuperSport in Guinea

Horoya fire blanks against SuperSport in Guinea
Aubrey Modiba of Supersport United is challenged by Alseny Camara of Horoya FC during the CAF Confederation Cup match between Supersport United and Horoya on 12 May 2017 at Lucas Moripe Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Saturday Jul 01, 2017. 19:21

Despite dominating the match, AC Horoya drew 0-0 against SuperSport United in their fifth Group D match of the CAF Confederation Cup on Saturday at Stade du 28 Septembre in Conakry.

The draw for Victor Zvunka's men means they remain at the pole spot with eight points from five matches.

In their final match in the group, they will meet TP Mazembe in Lubumbashi on Friday July 7 as they will hope to book their spot in the knockout stages.

Horoya were the better side in the opening five minutes as they dominated the proceedings, but failed to find the back of the net.

However, their first opportunity came in the eighth minute, but again they failed to hit the target through Aboubacar Bangoura.

HAC continued to press their visitors and it was Ocansey Mandela whose runs troubled the United defence, but his effort went straight to goalkeeper Ronwen Williams in the 20th minute.

15 minutes later, Thabo Mnyamane received a great pass from the midfield after a good run, and was fouled in the box, yet the referee waved play on.

Coach Victor Zvunka's men continued where they left off in the second half and substitute Yacouba Mando saw his well-drilled effort from long range sailing wide of the right post in the 55th minute

Ten minutes later, United's defence was exposed after Mando beat three defenders with his blistering pace in the box, yet his final shot sailed inches wide of the far post.

Just before the final 10 minutes, Tembo introduced Jeremy Brockie, whose attempted header was swallowed by keeper Khadim Ndiaye.

The last six minutes saw confusion in the match when the referee pointed to the penalty spot after Williams was adjudged to have fouled Horoya's Mandela, but he later changed his decision to award a set piece.

In the end,, opportunities were limited in the second stanza in Conakry as both sides settled for a point apiece.

On the other hand, the point for Kaitano Tembo's men leaves them at number two with seven points and they will now wrap up their group stage account against Gabon's CF Mounana at home on July 7.



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