Kawkab Marrakech win in Tunis

Kawkab Marrakech win in Tunis
Walid Sabbar of Kawkab (l) during the CAF Confederation Cup match between Kawkab Marrakech and Etoile Sahel in Marrakech, Morocco on 17 June 2016 ©BackpagePix

by BackPageTXT

Wednesday Jun 29, 2016. 01:01

Morocco’s Kawkab Marrakech claimed a 2-1 win away to Libyan side Al Ahli Tripoli in Tunis’ Stade Chedli Zouiten on Tuesday night in a CAF Confederation Cup Group B clash.

The match in neutral Tunisia (Tripoli is still unfit to host major football matches due to continuing instability in Libya) saw Marrakech claim a 33rd minute lead through a penalty from Mohamed El Fakih.

Another penalty four minutes later, this time from the host team’s Mohamed Al Ghanodi, levelled the game at 1-1.

Yet Kawkab were able to take the victory thanks to Jeferson Luiz’s goal in the 64th minute, securing a 2-1 score line in favour of the Moroccan club.

They move clear at the top of Group B on six points, while A Ahli remain bottom with zero points. The group’s second match in this block of fixtures sees Etoile du Sahel face FUS Rabat in Sousse on Wednesday.

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