Saturday Nov 29, 2014. 20:31
Sewe Sport of Cote d’Ivoire make an important step towards their debut CAF Confederation Cup victory after beating Egyptian giants Al Ahly 2-1 in the first leg final in Abidjan on Saturday.
Both Sewe and Al Ahly are chasing their debut Confederation Cup title in what is also their first-ever final appearance in the competition.
Meanwhile, goals in each half by Koffi Kouame and Roger Assale handed Sewe a valuable first leg home win to take into the final leg on December 6 in Cairo.
Kouame put Sewe ahead from the penalty spot in the 25 minute to see Sewe take a comfortable 1-0 lead into halftime after Assale was fouled by Al Ahly goalkeeper Ahmed Adel.
Al Ahly equalised in the 58th minute through Mahmoud 'Trezeguet' Hassan who fired in a right footed shot after a neat one-two with Ramadan Sobhy against the run of play.
However, Assale had the last say in the 80th minute when he hammered in the bal from close range after some good work by Djedje Guiza just two minutes after the latter come onto the pitch.
Sewe's victory was also sweet revenge after Al Ahly held them 1-1 at the same venue and beat them 1-0 in Cairo when the two sides' earlier met at the league phase of the competition where they were drawn in Group B.