Al Masry reach Confederation Cup group stage after beating C.F. Mounana 2-1

Al Masry reach Confederation Cup group stage after beating C.F. Mounana 2-1 Egypt’s Masry reached the group stage of the African Confederation Cup for the first time after earning...
Hossam Hassan
Hossam Hassan

Al Masry reach Confederation Cup group stage after beating C.F. Mounana 2-1

Egypt’s Masry reached the group stage of the African Confederation Cup for the first time after earning a 2-1 victory over Gabon’s C.F. Mounana in Port Said to complete a nervy 3-2 aggregate win on Tuesday.

A 0-0 draw would have been enough for Masry to advance after holding Mounana to a 1-1 stalemate in the first leg in Libreville but they took a deserved lead through Burkinabe defender Mohamed Koffi to go ahead in the second half.

Louis Autchanga stunned Masry when he finished off a swift move six minutes past the hour mark to level the aggregate score and revive Mounana’s hopes of going through.

However, a fine individual effort from Masry’s in-form winger Islam Eissa, who also created the opener for Koffi, led to Mounana’s Dieudonne Nkoume scoring into his own net with 15 minutes remaining as the hosts breathed a sigh of relief.

It’s the first time for Masry to reach the group stage of Africa’s secondary club competition on their third appearance.

 

Match Facts

Full time: Masry 2-1 CF Mounana 
Scorers: Mohamed Koffi 59, Dieudonne Nkoume 75 O.G/ Louis Autchanga 66

Yellow cards: Farid Shawki 70 (Masry)/ Louis Autchanga 74 (Mounana)

Starting line-up:

Masry: Ahmed Masoud, Mohamed Shatta, Mohamed Koffi, Islam Salah, Mohamed Hamdi, Farid Shawki, Amr Moussa, Islam Eissa, Ahmed Shoukri (Ahmed Gouda 90+2), Ahmed Gomaa, Aristide Bance (Abdel-Latif Grendo 82)

Venue: Port Said stadium, Port Said

Referee: Noureddine El Jaafari

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