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Egypt's Masry eliminated on penalties despite win over Uganda's KCCA

Ahram Online , Saturday 15 Apr 2017
Uganda's KCCA won the first-leg 1-0 in Kampala (Ahram)
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Egyptian side Masry paid the price for wasting a slew of goal-scoring chances to wave goodbye to the CAF Confederation Cup after a 4-3 shootout defeat at home to Uganda's KCCA on Saturday.

Masry, playing in Ismailia, leveled the aggregate score when Ahmed Gomaa slotted home after a neat move on 24 minutes but could not add to their lead despite creating a handful of clear-cut opportunities to miss out on a place in the group stage of Africa's secondary club competition.

Their best chance came in the second half when a powerful shot from Farid Shawki rattled the woodwork.

In the shootout, Masry wasted two of their three kicks, with Said Mourad and Ahmed Mansour having their tame efforts blocked by keeper Benjamin Ochan.

KCCA struck the bar once but thought they had won when Masry's El-Sayed Abdel-Aal blasted the fifth penalty high over but the referee ordered a replay, saying he did not blow his whistle.

Abdel-Aal converted the penalty on the second attempt but Ochan stepped up to send Masry keeper the wrong way and spark wild celebrations among his KCCA teammates.

Egypt will now only have one representative in the Confederation Cup group stage after Alexandria-based club Smouha beat South Africa's Bidvest Wits 1-0 earlier in the day to go through.

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