The champions of Cote d’ivoire went to win (0-1) at the Stade KÉïTA in Bamako in front of the Malian stadium as part of the 16th finals of the Champions League. Very nice operation carried out by the ASEC Mimosas thanks to a beautiful state of mind while waiting for the round back to Stade Félix HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY in Abidjan.
The stabbing of Toure Ahmed entered at the end of the game was hard felt by the 22000 Malian spectators. They had stormed the tribunes of the Stade KÉÏTA with the hope of seeing their team, the only Malian representative on the African chessboard defeat the ASEC Mimosas after their beautiful start in the competition against the African in the preliminary round. The whites of Bamako with a midfield made up of Aly Sato (No. 12), Sadia Kaka (No. 18), Oumar Thierry (No. 27) and an attack animated by the stirring Moussa KONE (No. 7), Salmon Gamble (No. 17) and Salmon Konae (No. 8) has long given a hard time to the ASEC Mimosas. Until the fatal kick of Toure Ahmed Simba who was going to ruin the hopes of the whites, the public believed in his team. The disappointment was so great that much of this audience left the bleachers without waiting for the additional 4 minutes granted by Tunisian referee Youssef ESSRAYRI.
Very nice operation of the ASEC Mimosas admirable in the fighting and solidarity. The band in AMANI Yao regains Abidjan tonight to get back to work in order to complete this fine work.
From our special envoy in Bamako