CAF Champions League (4th Day Group A): ASEC Mimosas – Mamelodi sundowns FC :

Winning to stay in the race

The ASEC Mimosas is approaching the back games of the Champions League group stage by the reception of Mamelodi Sundowns FC South Africa, Tuesday 12 February 2019, at 16:00, at Stade Félix HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY, on behalf of the 4th day. A match of revenge, but also to record a second win in a row at home, synonymous with survival in the competition.

The context

After the third day of the group matches and taking into account the direct confrontation, hen A is dominated by Mamelodi Sundowns (6 points; + 2), followed by the WAC (6 points; + 3), the ASEC Mimosas (3 points;-4) and the Lobi Stars (3 points;-1). The 4th day marking the start of the back games shows the inverse program of the third day.

The stakes none of the qualifying places have yet been definitively stalled in hen a, each of the four 4 teams still retains a hope of qualification. Despite his second place in the standings, the team of the WAC of Casablanca is well after his victory (0 – 1) on the road to Nigeria during the first match of his double confrontation against Lobi Stars FC which she will receive, Tuesday 12 February 2019, on the 4th day. A new victory of the WAC would eliminate practically Lobi Stars to leave only a battle at 3 three, if the ASEC Mimosas manages to take over on Mamelodi Sundowns on its side, at Felicia until then receive the WAC, on behalf of the 5th Day.

The advantages of Mimosas

The Mimos play big in this return match (ASEC Mimosas – Mamelodi Sundowns) of the 4th day of the group stage of the Champions League. After the disappointment (3 – 1) of the go to Pretoria game, coach AMANI Yao and his players are absolutely keen to raise their heads by a victory to get their revenge and give themselves better opportunities to run for one of the two qualifying places. “We will try to push Mamelodi Sundowns to rip off a good result,” said Coach Mimosas at the end of the round. Amputated from the attackers BAGATÉ Sadi (suspended) and Tam Abdoul (who joined the selection of Burkina Faso at the CAN U20 in Niger), the ASEC Mimosas will count on a solid collective game hoping for the effectiveness of the great days. 

To thwart the offensives of ZWANE Themba and his South African teammates, the defensive sector will be expanded by the suspension return of the international Burkina MALO Patrick who had terribly missed his teammates in the Go game, Friday, 1 February 2019, in Pretoria.

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The MATCH

Tuesday, February 12 2019

At 16:00 at Stade Félix HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY

The officials

Referee: Youssef ESSRAYRI (Tunisia) 1st Assistant: Anwar Hassa (Tunisia)

2nd Assistant: Yadav MALLOULCHI (Tunisia)

Official: Walid DJERIDI (Tunisia)

Curator: Alim Konay Abbott (Cameroon)

Referee Assessor: Latre Kayi Edzona Lawson HOGBAN (Togo)

General Coordinator: Amadeo Nguema Ondo BINDANG (Equatorial Guinea)

The fourth day program

Group A

Tuesday, February 12 2019

Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny

16:00 GMT: ASEC Mimosas – Mamelodi Sundowns

Complexe Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium (Rabat)

20:00 GMT: Wydad AC – Lobi Stars

Group B

Stadium of 28 September (Conakry)

13:00 GMT: Horoya AC-FC Platinum Stade Olympique el Menzeh, El Menzeh (Tunis)

14:00 GMT: Hope ST-Orlando Pirates

Group C

Stade Mohamed Halilovic, Constantine (ALG)

16:00 GMT: Ismaili SC – CS Constantinois (Ismaili package)

Olympic Stadium 07 November rades, (Tunis)

17:00 GMT: African Club-TP Mazembe

Group D

Stadium of 20 August 1955 Bechar, Bechar (ALG)

20:00 GMT: – JS de la Saoura-AS Vita Club National Stadium, (Dar Es Salaam) 16:00: Simba SC-Al Ahly SC