ASEC cruise into Confed Cup play-offs

ASEC cruise into Confed Cup play-offs
ASEC centre-back Bangaly Soumahoro

by Stephane DeSaintsalvy

Sunday May 03, 2015. 20:38

ASEC Mimosas booked their spot in the play-offs of the Confederation Cup on Sunday, after sealing a 3-0 aggregate win over Onze Créateurs in their round of 16 tie.

Following their 1-0 victory in Bamako in the first leg, the Ivoirians enjoyed a 2-0 win in their second meeting in Abidjan to finish off the job.

Centre-back Bangaly Soumahoro gave the ‘Yellow and Black’ the lead in the 10th minute at Stade Robert Champroux, heading home from the spot a cross from U-20 international Ba Loua D’Avila.

The score remained unchanged until the break despite the visitors’ efforts to come back into the game, and ASEC hammered the final nail into the Malians’ coffin three minutes from time thanks to a successful shot from left-back Karim Touré from inside the box.

It is a sixth consecutive win through all competitions for Alain Gouaméné’s men, who are now one step away from qualifying for the group stage of Africa’s second-tier clubs competition.

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