FC Platinum 0-1 Horoya AC
They came they saw and they conquered, this is the story of resilient Horoya AC who notched a vital 1-0 away win over FC Platinum in this Total CAF Champions League Group B tie played at Barbourfields Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
With both teams searching for fortune-turning win it needed a Marius Assoko 51st minute penalty to steal away a win that reignited hope for the quarter finals relegating the Zimbabwe champions to the basement of the log standings.
The platinum miners remain winless, goalless in the group stage though it might be mathematically premature to claim they are hopeless as there is still nine points to play for starting with next Tuesday’s reverse fixture in Guinea.
Both teams had begun the match stalking each other before the visitors gained control which eventually yielded a penalty goal six minutes after the breather to take with to four points and third position on the log standings.
Close to 5000 fans watched this tie in which FC Platinum were playing home away from home since their natural home Mandava Stadium is not homologated to host the group stage matches.
FC Platinum – 1 Petros Mhari, 15 Gift Bello, 24 Kevin Moyo, 14 William Stima, 7 Raphael Muduviwa, 3 Farai Edwin Madhanaga, 6 Kelvin Madzongwe, 5 Devon Chafa, 27 Gift Mbweti, 13 Charles Sibanda and 17 Rahman Kutsanzira.
Horoya AC – 16 Khadim N’Diaye, 27 Abou Mangué Camara, 14 Godfred Asante, 4 Marius Hamed Assoko, 2 Hudu Yakubu, 26 Amadou Wonkoye, 8 Abdoulaye Paye Camara, 17 Seyei Sebe Baffour, 29 Boniface Haba, 20 Bolaji Simeon and 30 Ocansey Mandela.