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CAF Confederation Cup

  • 27 April 2014
  • • 17:30
  • • Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Abidjan
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ASEC win Aggregate 3 - 1

ASEC Mimosas 1-0 Kaizer Chiefs: Mimosas end AmaKhosi's African dream

ASEC Mimosas 1-0 Kaizer Chiefs: Mimosas end AmaKhosi's African dream

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Chiefs conceded late in the second half to lose 1-0 to ASEC Mimosas in the second leg of the Caf Confederation Cup played at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium on Sunday

Kaizer Chiefs came into this second leg encounter looking to beat ASEC Mimosas by two clear goals to secure their spot in the last eight of the 2014 Caf Confederation Cup.

The South African champions made only two changes to the team that lost at home against the Ivorians, with George Maluleka and Philani Cele included in the starting line-up.

AmaKhosi started the game with so much pace, as they looked to put their opponents on the back foot with an early goal, but Mimosas were resilient in defence and often managed to push forward looking to catch Chiefs on the counter attack.

Matthew Rusike was unfortunate inside the opening 15 minutes as his shot came off the woodwork with Mimosa's keeper Sangara well beaten.

Chiefs then struggled to get past Mimosas' defence despite dominating possession and playing with confidence from the back, and with Siyabonga Nkosi dictating terms in the middle of the park.

Both ASEC and Chiefs were unable to find the back of the net in the first half, and they had to settle for 0-0 scoreline going into the second half.

Mimosas defended well in the second half, cutting the supply short from the midfield and frustrated Chiefs in the early stages of the second 45 minutes.

Chiefs did try to build from the back, but Mimosas were more than happy to sit back and let them have the ball as they knew that they cannot be troubled. 

Mimosas then broke the deadlock through Koffi with less than 20 minutes remaining on the clock, ending AmaKhosi's hopes of any late comeback in the Ivory Coast.

Chiefs surged forward in search of a consolation goal, but Mimosas held on to their lead to beat the Soweto giants 3-1 on aggregate, and booked their place in the group stages of the Caf Confederation Cup.

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