Club Africain overcome Ismaily

Club Africain overcome Ismaily
Saber Khalifa of Club Africain (number 30) celebrates goal with teammates during the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup semifinal football match between Supersport United and Club African at Lucas Moripe Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa on 01October 2017 @Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Mar 16, 2019. 20:29

Club Africain recorded a 1-0 victory over Ismaily in the 2018/19 CAF Champions League Group C match at the Stade Olympique de Radès on Saturday afternoon.

However, Tunisian giants Africain failed to advance to the quarter-finals after finishing third in the group, while Egyptian side Ismaily also crashed out of the tournament after finishing fourth.

Africain came into the match looking to complete a double over Ismaily, having defeated their North African rivals 3-0 in Egypt in match-day two.

However, Ismaily were able to contain the hosts in the first-half, with Ghanaian defender Richard Baffour marshalling the visitors' defence.

The two teams were locked at 0-0 at the interval.

The visitors decided to make a change at the beginning of the second-half - introducing offensive-minded Namibian player Benson Shilongo.

However, Africain continued to attack and they were awarded a penalty with 14 minutes left on the clock.

Tunisia international Ghazi Ayadi made no mistake from the spot-kick as he fired past Ismaily goalkeeper Tarek Taha to make it 1-0 to Africain.

Ismaily launched late attacks as they looked to grab a late equalizing goal, but Africain stood firm at the back and ultimately they emerged 1-0 winners over Ismaily.

Africain (0) 1 (Ayadi 75')
Ismaily 0

Africain: Mathlouthi, Ifa, Jaziri, Agrebi, Abdi, Ben Yahia, Dhaouadi (Labidi 72'), Khefifi, Chamakhi (Taous 46'), Ayadi, Compaore (Sasraku 71')

Ismaily: Taha, Hashem, Baffour, Ayman, Donga, Sadek (El Shamy 81'), Magdi, Al Darf, El Sayed, Bambo (Abdel Hakim 76'), Marshal (Shilongo 46').

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