Captain Gasmi Gives Algerian Club Dramatic CAF Cup Victory
Faizan Hashmi 3 years ago Sun 23rd December 2018 | 10:21 AM
Johannesburg, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 23rd Dec, 2018 ) :Captain Ahmed Gasmi scored six minutes into stoppage time to snatch a CAF Confederation Cup play-off place for NA Hussein Dey of Algeria on Saturday at the expense of Zambian club Green Eagles.
Hussein Dey, competing in the second-tier African club competition for the first time since 2006, won 2-1 in Algiers to qualify after a goalless round-of-32 first leg last weekend.
Hussein Dey were the most dramatic overall winners on a day when eight other clubs also secured places in the December 28 play-offs draw.
Fatawu Safiu put Kotoko ahead and Patilah Omoto levelled for Sharks with a thunderbolt before Amos Frimpong converted a 40th-minute penalty for the local club that settled the tie.
The goalless second leg sufficed to send the Burkinabe outfit into the play-offs and eliminate Masry, who were Confederation Cup semi-finalists last season.
Renaissance Berkane and trophy-holders Raja Casablanca of Morocco, South African side Kaizer Chiefs, Kampala Capital City Authority of Uganda, Rwandan club Mukura Victory and San Pedro of the Ivory Coast also qualified.