The ASEC Mimosas and the Africa Sports of Abidjan clash, this Saturday 30 September 2017, starting from 17.00, at the Felicia, on behalf of the 38th edition of the Super coupe Félix HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY. Imperative win for Mimos in order to start the season in beauty.
ASEC-AFRICA. The clash between the defending champion and the winner of the National Cup. This will be the first derby of the season between the Ivorian football Cadorsa. This will be an opportunity for thrills. This will be especially an opportunity for the Mimos and Oyé supporters to gauge the value of their team before the national championship starts, scheduled for October 14th.
Digging away …
The last time the two rivals met in the final of the FHB Cup, it was February 26, 2012. The yellow and Black had won 2-1. With the goal keeper of the Africa Sports, a certain … CISSE Abdul Karim trained at the ASEC Mimosas and now back in his club trainer. With a record of 14 trophies in this competition, the Mimosas are keen to widen the gap but better to reinforce their supremacy over the Aiglons midst of 11 titles. “Together with the staff and the players, our wish is to delight the round ball lovers by bringing the trophy to the blessed ground.” We all love the Cup, said AMANI Yao Lambert César, the head coach of the ASEC Mimosas.
Nothing is won in advance. Because the formation of the Africa Sports, in a big day, knows how to be biting. Led by the former captain, then coach of the ASEC Mimosas, AKA Kaya Basile, the team of “Oyés” has experienced little change. About twenty players from the squad who wore the green and red colors last season stayed at the club. Plus Some recruits came to reinforce the troop. Facing the Mimosas, the Aiglons will also try to take out the guts, to demonstrate energy to start the season of the most beautiful ways.
It’s a derby that the ASEC Mimosas, redesigned at 65%, will have to take seriously, because to win a trophy, to overbelieve in front of its historical rival, the Africa Sports, at the beginning of the season, could be a source of confidence, motivation and assurance towards His many supporters, expected at Felicia.
The derbies ASEC – AFRICA in SUPER Coupe FELIX HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY
-ASEC – AFRICA, 1982, at Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny (3-2)
-ASEC – AFRICA, from Tuesday 06/12/1983, to the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny (3-3, then 4 tab to 1)
-ASEC-AFRICA, from Wednesday 06/12/1986, to the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny (0-1)
-ASEC-AFRICA, from Sunday 06/12/1990, to the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny (3-2)
-AFRICA-ASEC, 13/02/1994, at Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny 1-1 (0-0) then 4 tab against 3)
-ASEC-AFRICA, from Sunday 04/01/1998, to the Municipal Stadium of Bouaké (3-0)
-ASEC-AFRICA, from Sunday 17/01/1999, to the Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny (2-0)
-AFRICA-ASEC, Sunday 08/02/2008, Stade Robert CHAMPROUX (0-1)
-ASEC-Africa, Sunday 08/02/2009, Stade Robert CHAMPROUX de Marcory, (Africa, declared forfeit)
-ASEC-AFRICA, Sunday 26/02/2012, at the Stade Félix HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY (2-1)
NB: Out of 10 clashes in the final of the Super Coupe FHB, the ASEC Mimosas won 8 wins against 2 defeats in 1986 and 1994 against the Africa Sports of Abidjan.
Chris Koffi NOUBOUZAN