Shareholders showed their joy in front of the Cup Félix Houphouët-Boigny won by Mimos this afternoon.
The ASEC sign his 14th victory


The launch of the 2012 season occurred this Sunday 26 February at Stade Robert Champroux in Marcory, with the final of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Cup.
ASEC Mimosas, 2011 National Cup winner, opened its 2012 trophy count, establishing himself on the score of 2 goals to 1, against his rival, Africa Sports, the outgoingchampion.
In the presence of the Minister of Sports M.c Philippe and the President of the Ivorian Football Federation Sidy Diallo #, the kickoff of the final is given by the arbitrator‘n’ Dri Kay, at 15:00.
ASEC Mimosas and Africa Sports are arranged, both, in a tactical 45 – 1 system, with to the point of attack from other, Samba Diabate and Olie Koffi Kan.
The game is very played with great intensity of game in the midfield.
Goalkeepers are little demand in the beginning of the match.
At the 19th minute, Samba Diabate is held in the Africa Sports penalty area by Defender ‘n’ Gouan Kay Nicaisse. The arbitrator prefer to see a free kick at the edge of the area of distribution.
Isn’t that a postponement, because in the 37th minute, Jean Michael Seri charge egional defence, played a defender and sends a unstoppable strike to the cage of CisséAbdul Karim, the doorman of the Africa Sports (1-0, 37th min).
Africa is completed and becomes aggressive. As a result aggression committed onDiabaté Samba ‘n’ Gouan Ruffin, right side green and red, gets his 2nd yellow card and was expelled in the 39th minute.
The Africa now adopts the system of 4 – 4-1.
The two teams will join the locker room with this advantage of the yellow and black.
On resumption, the training green and Red starts the game with better feelings. It isshe who starts in attack to hopefully catch, despite numerical inferiority.
At the 61st minute, midfielder, Tiemoko Konate, simulates an assault in the penaltyarea Mimos. The arbitrator falls into his game and whistle a penalty.
The penalty is transformed by Inai Stéphane. (1 1, 61st min).
Whipped in their pride, Mimos back hair of the beast.
At the 69th minute, well served by jean Michael Seri, Okou Zahui, mounted at the front, tries a dribble on ‘n’ Goran Kay, in the penalty area.
The latter uses the arm to stop the action. It’s the undisputed penalty.
As a good captain, Okou Zahui takes its responsibilities and gives the advantage tothe yellow and black (21, 69th min).
The ASEC could spice up the addition, in the 80th minute, if the withdrawal of Arsène Adom, taken over by Iddi Abdul Ganiyu, hadn’t missed part of the purpose of Cissé well Karim.
ASEC Mimosas signed his 14th victory in Cup Félix Houphouët – Boigny and his 1st trophy for the 2012 season, which is a good sign for the rest of the season.
Congratulations to the players and technical staff for the result achieved. The road isstill long and the next step of Mimos is the first day of League 1, Sunday, March 4 atthe stadium Municipal of Yamoussoukro, in the face of the SOA.
H. Koné