The ASEC Mimosas was held in check (0 – 0) this afternoon at the Robert Champroux Stadium on the 19th day of Ligue 1. The Mimos take only one point but enough to go up one row in the ranking.
The Mimos put a nice entry pressure as they had done, last weekend, facing the AFAD. The players are blameless in the commitment. The match is physical and closed. You have to wait until the 22nd minute to see the first opportunities on both sides. First for the ASEC Mimosas, on a beautiful pass from Bance Ibrahim, taken up instantly by BAGATÉ Sadi but who passes by little next to the goal. Then for the RCA, in a face-to-face between OUATTARA Brahima and CISSÉ Abdoul Karim, won by the goalkeeper Mimosas. At the 39th mn, the ASEC Mimosas offers a new goal opportunity with still benched Ibrahim to the pass for BAGATÉ Sadi who will kill on the goalkeeper of the RCA. The opposing reaction is not expected and intervenes on a disagreement between CISSÉ Abdoul Karim and Sada Oumar who benefits Dolatabadi Gillardinho who misses the inevitable. The half-time occurs on the parity score (0 – 0).
The second period begins with the same high intensity. At the 50th mn, Sada Oumar exits on injury and is replaced by Karyani Souleymane. A few minutes later, coach AMANI Yao changed tactics with the entry of Tam Abdoul in lieu of Badie Gbagnon (54th mn). The ASEC Mimosas misses the opportunity to open the score on a beautiful drawing of Dixit Hamed Hervé on which BAGATÉ Sadi is a little short. The ASEC Mimosas has the hand on the match but the RCA is well resisting its assaults. At 10 minutes from the end of the match, Dixit Hamed Hervé is also forced to abandon his teammates after an injury. He was replaced by Devine Daouda. The ASEC Mimosas still dominates and acquires a new goal opportunity on a centre of OUATTARA Kalpi which unfortunately does not benefit TOURÉ Amed, still too short on the action. The end of the game is thrilling. The ASEC Mimosas puts the turbo. The car undergoes but keeps infringing its squares and forces the team “yellow and black” to share points.
The Mimos do not win but will have a good match, full of commitment with beautiful initiatives. Bodes well for the WAC’s reception on Saturday, March 9th, on the 5th day of the Champions League.