Difaa El Jadida hold ES Setif in Morocco

Difaa El Jadida hold ES Setif in Morocco
Difaa El Jadidi's Saimon Msuva

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Jul 27, 2018. 23:48

ES Setif drew 1-1 against Difaa El Jadida in their fourth CAF Champions League match in Group B on Friday night at the Stade El Abdi.

Resulting from the stalemate, the Tunisian giants now sit second in the group with four points from as many matches.

The Moroccans chased a win after their disappointing result away last week to the Tunisians and started on a high as they wanted to secure the full three points.

Upon their push to find an early goal, they found the back of the net through Happygod Msuvan who broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute.

However, their lead was shortlived as El Habib Bouguelmouna equalised in the 32nd minute as he converted a penalty to make it 1-1.

The scores were level at the break.

Upon their return from the tunnel, neither side created more chances in front of goal as they remained deadlocked towards the dying stages of the tie.

However, Setif had more ball possession as they upped their ante in front of goal and looked to secure a winning goal.

With changes made by both sides, none of the two created clear cut chances upfront and it remained deadlocked in the end as they walked away with a point apiece.

For the hosts, they will now meet MC Alger in their fifth match in August at home whilst ES Setif welcome group leaders, TP Mazembe.

In the wake of the draw, Difaa sit at the bottom of the table with two points from two draws and as many defeats so far.

Difaa El Jadidi: (1) 1 (Msuvan 23’)
ES Setif: (1) 1 (Bouguelmouna 32’)

Difaa El Jadidi: Yousfi, Asstati, Hadhoudi (Sidoum 79’), Aguerdoum, Ngah, Kamass, Bemammer, El Megri, Nanah, Msuvan, Okpotu (Hannouri 77’)

ES Setif: Zeghba, Ferhani, Bedrane, Rebiai, Radouani, Sidhoum, Diomande, Djahnit, Djabou, Bakir, Bouguelmouna

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