heading: horoya ac overcome unlucky fc platinum in bulawayo
02 Feb 2019
Sebe Baffour Kyei of Horoya challenged by Xola Mlambo of Orlando Pirates during the 2019 TOTAL CAF Champions League match between Orlando Pirates and Horoya at the Orlando Stadium, Soweto on the 18 January 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix
Horoya AC beat FC Platinum 1-0 in the 2018/19 CAF Champions League Group B match at the Barbourfields Stadium in Zimbabwe on Saturday.
Asa a result, Guinea's Horoya climbed up to the third spot on the group standings, while Zimbabwean champions Platinum moved down to fourth place.
The Platinum Boys pushed for an early goal with Kelvin Mazdongwe looking lively for the home side.
However, HAC were solid and compact at the back and the hosts were forced to try their luck from range.
Madzongwe unleashed two long-range shots which missed the target as the visitors frustrated the Platinum Boys attackers.
Horoya were able to contain Platinum until Algerian match referee Mustapha Ghorbal blew the half-time whistle.
The score was 0-0 at half-time between Platinum and Horoya.
HAC were awarded a penalty a few minutes after the restart, and the visitors had a great opportunity to take the lead.
Marius Assoko then stepped up and beat Platinum goalkeeper Petros Mhari to make it 1-0 to Horoya in the 51st minute.
Attack-minded player Lameck Nhamo was then introduced by the hosts as the Platinum Boys looked to level matters.
Both teams launched attacks in the dying minutes of the match as they searched for late goals.
However, they could not score and ultimately, Horoya secured a 1-0 victory over Platinum in Bulawayo.
Platinum (0) 0
Horoya (0) 1 (Assoko 51')
Platinum: Mhari, Bello, Stima, Moyo, Muduviwa, Mbweti (Sadiki 72'), Madhanaga, Madzongwe, Taitamba (Nhamo 58'), Sibanda (Eonde 78'), Kutsanzira.
Horoya: N'diaye, Asante, Asoko, Camara, Yakubu, Paye, Mohamed, Baffour, Haba (Keita 89'), Mandela (A.Camara 85'), Sakin (Nikiema 73').