Horoya complete group stage with unbeaten run

Guinean side Horoya AC finished off the group phase with an unbeaten run after picking up a 2-0 victory away to Al Nasr Benghazi in Cairo on Sunday. Boniface Haba and skipper Dramane Nikiema scored a goal in either half as Horoya picked up their fourth win of the group stage round.

They finish top of Group B with 14 points while Al Nasr come in second with eight points, though they had already confirmed their place in the last eight after beating Djoliba last weekend.

Djoliba finished third, also with eight points having hit bottom side Bidvest Wits by a similar score-line in the other group tie at the Dobsonville Stadium in South Africa. The Clever Boys finish the group phase without a single win.

Horoya were meanwhile looking to complete a double over the Libyans having beaten them 3-0 in the first leg played in Conakry. They got into the lead in the 10th minute when Haba struck low into the net after being picked out by a brilliant pass from Enock Agyei.

Just before that, Nasr thought they had got into the lead when Ahmed Al Haram had the ball into the net, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Horoya went to the break with a slim 1-0 lead and it was a comfortable one as Nasr had barely given them trouble in the final third.

They had some chances in the second half with Nikiema forcing the Nasr keeper to a brilliant save with a long-range effort. Agyei was a constant threat as well, with one of his shots from range going just wide.

They however sealed the game with 10 minutes left when Nikiema scored from the penalty spot after Agyei was brought down inside the box by Hamed El-Thalba.

Meanwhile in South Africa, Djoliba picked a 2-0 win with Mamadou Cisse and Oumar Camara scoring in either half. Cisse broke the deadlock on the quarter hour mark with a thumping header when he rose highest to connect to an El Hadji Salim Bah corner.

The Malian side then sealed victory in the second half, Camara slapping the ball home from 15 yards out after David Ekwa’s cut back from the right found him unmarked just a minute after the restart.

Source: Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF)

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