Egypt's Masry sunk by late goal in Congo in Confed Cup

Ahram Online , Sunday 27 Feb 2022

Egypt's Masry suffered their first group-stage defeat at the African Confederation Cup after conceding a late goal in a 1-0 loss away to Congo's Otôho d'Oyo on Sunday.

File photo of Masry s victory over TP Mazembe in the African Confederation Cup (Ahram)

Otôho d'Oyo were the better side throughout and they deservedly snatched a win, thanks to a 87th-minute goal from substitute Roland Okouri.

He sneaked ahead of his marker to dive and head home a floated right-wing cross, beating beat keeper Ahmed Masoud at his near post.

Otôho d'Oyo were unlucky not to go ahead on several occasions, with Masoud pulling off some fine saves.

The hosts' best chance fell to striker Kader Bidimbou, who broke clear following a defensive mistake in the 57th minute but fired wide.

Masry also had a clear-cut chance of their own five minutes later when Amr Marei's close-range effort struck the woodwork following a free-kick from Hassan Ali.

The Port Said-based club lie second in Group C with four points from three games, two behind leaders TP Mazembe of the DR Congo.

With Otôho d'Oyo lying third, also on four points, Masry will need to beat them at home in their next game to go clear of the Congolese side in what could be a tight battle to reach the knockout phase of Africa's secondary club competition.

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