FRI 17 JUNE 2016, 22:30


Defending champions Etoile du Sahel beaten in Morocco

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Sat June 18, 09:24

Kawkab Marrakech secured a 2-1 win over Etoile du Sahel in the 2016 CAF Confederation Cup Group B game at the Stade de Marrakech in Marrakech in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The victory over the Tunisian giants and defending champions Sahel in match day one of the group stages took the Moroccan side Kawkab to the top of the Group B standings.

The match was evenly balanced in the opening stages of the encounter, but the visitors took full control of the game after the half-hour mark.

Sahel had a great chance to score in the 31st minute, but Kawkab goalkeeper Mohamed Ouzouka denied Hamza Lahmar.

The score was 0-0 during the break after Kawkab survived Sahel's late first-half attacks and ultimately, the match referee blew the half-time whistle.

Th deadlock was finally broken on the hour-mark when Lahmah beat Ouzouka from the spot-kick to make it 1-0 to the visitors Sahel.

The home side did manage to restore party 15 minutes later through Boubacar Kouyate much to the delight of the home crowd.

The come back was complete with four minutes left on the clock when Abdelilah Amimi beat Sahel keeper Aymen Balbouli to seal Kawkab's 2-1 win.

Kawkab (0) 2 (Kouyate 75', Amimi 86')
Sahel (0) 1 Lahmar (60')

Kawkab XI: Ouzouka, Chakhsi, Zoubairi, Chagou, Sekkat, Sebbat, Braro, Ayyati, Amimi, Jefferson, Mansouri

Sahel XI: Balbouli, Abderrazek, Naguez, Bedoui, Jemal, Trabelsi, Ben Amor, Msakni, Lahmar, Brigui, Akosta

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