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Egypt's ENPPI, Maqassa claim first-leg advantage in Confederation Cup

ENPPI, Maqassa ease their way in the CAF Confederation Cup after Saturday's win

Mahmoud Elassal , Saturday 12 Mar 2016
Egypt's ENPPI (Al-Ahram)
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Hosts Maqassa defeated Don Bosco of DR Congo 3-1 in Cairo on Saturday, in the first leg of the round of 32 in the CAF Confederation Cup.

Maqassa made the most of the home advantage and managed to score only eleven minutes in, when attacking midfielder Amr Barakat found the net. Winger Mohamed Gaber scored the second goal four minutes before the break.

In the second half Don Bosco tried to find the net but their efforts were halted by the Egyptian outfit's defence. Striker Nana Poku then scored the third goal for Maqassa, ending the hopes of the Congolese side.

DR Congo's Don Bosco scored their only goal of the game two minutes before the final whistle to finish the game 3-1 down.

Don Bosco will host Maqassa, who reached the round of 32 after beating Defense Force of Ethiopia in the preliminaries, in the second leg on 19 March.

Egyptian team ENPPI found it easy to reach the CAF Confederation Cup coming round after beating Africa Sports of Ivory Coast 2-0 away from home.

ENPPI managed to finish the game early on, when Guinean striker Lama Koulin snatched the lead only 17 minutes from the start, then Mahmoud Kaoud scored four minutes later.

The Petroleum side will host Africa Sports on 19 March in the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup round of 32.

In other games on Saturday Tunisia's Esperance defeated Renaissance of Chad 2-0 away from home, and Algerian side MC Oran made use of the home advantage and defeated Sporting Gagnoa of Ivory Coast 2-0.

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