MC Alger claim narrow advantage – 2017 CAF Confederation Cup

MC Alger claim narrow advantage

Khaled Gourmi of MC Alger challenged by Ndumiso Ndaba of Mbabane Swallows

by Graeme Jackson

Sunday Sep 17, 2017. 00:00

MC Alger narrowly defeated Club Africain on Saturday night to hold the advantage in their CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinal tie.

The Algerian hosts won 1-0 in the teams’ first-leg clash at the Stade du 5 Juillet in Algiers on Saturday night.

Tunisian side CA will have to rely on home advantage in the return game next weekend if they are to keep up their hopes of advancing in Africa’s second tier continental competition.

MCA struck the game’s decisive goal in the 10th minute through striker Hichem Nekkache and they held firm in defence to ensure they have a strong foothold in the tie.

The return match will be held at the Olympic Stadium in Rades next Sunday evening. The aggregate winners will meet either SuperSport United or Zesco United in the semifinals.

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