Esperance's Ahmed Akaichi
Monday Aug 10, 2015. 20:50
Espérance de Tunis sealed a 1-0 victory over Stade Malien in Bamako on Monday, in matchday 4 of the Confederation Cup in Group A.
Interrupted at the 49th minute at Stade Modibo Keita on Sunday, due to heavy rains, the match continued this Monday at the same venue, with the same officials and same players, and in exactly the same conditions.
One goal up as the game resumed, after Nigerian striker Samuel Eduok had broken the deadlock in the 23rd minute on Sunday, the Tunisian giants managed to hold onto their narrow advantage until the final whistle with keeper Sami Helal denying the Malians’ only clear opportunity in the 73rd minute.
Still bringing up the rear in their Group A of Africa’s second-tier club competition, four points adrift of second-placed Al Ahly, the ‘Blood and Gold’ are back in the race after opening their tally.
However, Espérance will have to get maximum points from their last two outings against Al Ahly and Etoile Sportive du Sahel to keep their semi-finals hopes alive.