KCCA miss out on quarterfinals after thrashing in Tunisia

KCCA miss out on quarterfinals after thrashing in Tunisia
Club Africain player Saber Khalifa (L) fights for the ball with FATH Union Sport player El Mehdi El Bassil (R) during the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup game between Club Africain and FATH Union Sport at Stade Olympique Rades in Tunis, Tunisia on 20 June 2017 © BackpagePix

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Jul 08, 2017. 00:04

Uganda’s KCCA have missed out on the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederation Cup after they were thrashed 4-0 by Club Africain in their final Group A match on Friday night.

The Tunisians won the group with a haul of 12 points and are joined in the last eight by fellow North Africans FUS Rabat of Morocco, who beat Rivers United 2-1 at home in a concurrent match to edge into second place ahead of KCCA.

Africain got off to a flying start and claimed the lead as early as the 11th minute through Saber Khalifa.

That set the tone for the remainder of the first half, as the Tunisians added goals in the 25th and 41st minutes through Mannoubi Haddad and Moataz Zemzemi to see themselves 3-0 up at the interval.

There was only one further goal in the match at the Olympic Stadium in Rades, with CA taking their foot off the pedal, at least until Haddad claimed his second with a strike in injury time at the end of the game to make it 4-0.

The Tunisians will face either MC Alger or compatriots CS Sfaxien in the last eight, with the final Group B standings to be decided on Saturday evening.

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