Stoppage-time penalty salvages draw for ENPPI in Burundi

Hatem Maher, Saturday 24 Mar 2012

ENPPI strike late to secure a 1-1 draw away to Burundi’s Lydia LB Academic in the African Confederation Cup on Saturday

Adel Moustafa
ENPPI's Adel Moustafa (Photo: Bassam El-zoghbi)

A stoppage-time penalty from midfielder Adel Mostafa helped ENPPI salvage a 1-1 draw at Burundi’s Lydia LB Academic in the first leg of the African Confederation Cup round of 32 on Saturday.

The visitors wasted several goal-scoring in the first half and paid for that when Lydia took the lead early into the second period.

A blunder by ENPPI keeper Aly Lotfi gave the hosts the initiative but the Egyptian side were eventually rescued by Mostafa, who came on as a second-half substitute.

The referee pointed to the spot for a handball on a Lydia defender just before the end and Mostafa made no mistake to give ENPPI the upper hand ahead of the second leg in a fortnight.

ENPPI, who won the Egypt Cup last year, are bidding to become the first Egyptian team to win Africa’s secondary club competition.

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