1st day of Ligue 1/AFAD – ASEC Mimosas: 1 – 0 :

The ASEC stumbles into the entrance

The ASEC Mimosas started the Ligue 1 by a defeat (1 – 0), conceded to the AFAD, this evening at the Stade Robert Champroux, on the 1st day of the competition. An undeserved defeat, both the Mimosa domination was almost total.


A first poorly negotiated period


For this first championship game of the new season, coach AMANI Yao bet on a group composed of 8 recruits, with a system in 4-4-2, but with TA BI Willy Braciano and OUSSALE Hervé at the tip of the attack, unlike the AFAD who was willing 4-5-1. The start of the match is very tight and a rough battle of the midfield is witnessed. The goal opportunities are rare, but just before the 10th mn, the AFAD gets a free kick off the 20 meters of the mimosas goals. His captain GOH Manassee, trained at the Académie Beni, is responsible for the execution and sends a strike that is deflected by the wall, enough to deceive CISSE Abdul Karim, the goalkeeper Mimosas. The ASEC Mimosas is cold picked by this early goal and must now show its ability to react. Mimos are redoubling their enthusiasm in the game, but are constantly on a team well in place of the AFAD that reaches the time of the break with its short advantage of 1 goal.


An outrageous but sterile domination in the second period


The ASEC Mimosas began the second period with a double change in its ranks. The Togolese international Agbegniadan and Ahmadi Christian have replaced your BI Willy Braciano and Denis Kay respectively. The incoming ones already signal, on a first situation with a deep pass of Ahmadi for the king, who unfortunately mixes the pedals at the time of his typing. The ASEC Mimosas is much better in this second part with a very high pressing. The AFAD is more than ever a. Its central defender Ibrahim Dua is excluded from the 50th MN, following a fault committed at the entrance of the repair surface, on Devine Daouda who was right to the goal. At 10 to 11, the team driven by Maxime Gill completely folds in his half of the ground to defend himself. The match is one-way with an outrageous mimosa domination. Mimosas occasions are huge but lack precision to restore parity to the score. The ASEC Mimosas remains silent until the final whistle blows. Like last season, the ASEC Mimosas concedes a defeat against the AFAD. But this did not prevent him from winning the League 1.


Frustrated, the shareholders will wait for the 2nd day in front of the WAC on Sunday, October 22nd, from 6 pm, at the Stade FHB, to hope to see the first victory of their team in this League 1.


H. K